A "newly-built" mohalla clinic of the AAP government in Karol Bagh was Thursday allegedly demolished by the BJP-led north corporation, prompting a sharp reaction from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
"People shud remember this when they go out to vote in Delhi. Del govt constructed this mohalla clinic. BJP led MCD demolished it today (sic)," he wrote on the micro-blogging site, while sharing the tweet of a senior official.
"Shamefully criminal & blatantly illegal : North MCD demolishes a newly constructed Mohalla Clinic at Har Dayal Singh Road, Karol Bagh on a PWD Road. North MCD had no jurisdiction, no notice given & a primary health public facility destroyed for no reason," the official tweeted.
Gupta countered the allegation and claimed, "Once the government had even tried to set up a mohalla clinic in my ward in a park."
Another senior Delhi government official said, a complaint has been registered by the city government's PWD at Prasad Nagar police station.
"We have registered a complaint against the NDMC for demolishing a mohalla clinic without prior permission from PWD. We have demanded an action in the matter," he said.
A mohalla clinic is a neighbourhood facility for providing free primary healthcare to the city's residents closer home.
A typical mohalla clinic has a doctor, a midwife-cum-nurse, and an array of diagnostic services and essential medicines are provided free of cost to patients there.
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