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BJP-led NDMC demolishes newly-built mohalla clinic; AAP govt fumes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A "newly-built" of the in was allegedly demolished by the BJP-led NDMC on Thursday, prompting a sharp reaction from

The action by the North Municipal Corporation (NDMC) comes ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in on May 12.

North Delhi claimed that the action was taken as the clinic at Har Dayal Singh Road in area was being set-up "without any NOC (no-objection certificate)".

Expressing his displeasure, Kejriwal tweeted, "People shud remember this when they go out to vote in Delhi. Del govt constructed this BJP led MCD demolished it today (sic)."

He also shared the tweet of a senior government who had also posted pictures of the damaged clinic.

"Shamefully criminal & blatantly illegal : North MCD demolishes a newly constructed at Har Dayal Singh Road, on a PWD Road. North MCD had no jurisdiction, no notice given & a primary health public facility destroyed for no reason," the tweeted.

Countering the allegations, Gupta claimed that once the had also tried to set up a mohalla clinic at a park in his ward.

Another senior said a complaint has been registered by the city government's PWD at 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.

of confirmed that they have received a complaint in this regard. However, no case has been registered.

charged the of levelling "baseless" allegations in the matter.

"The mohalla clinic was being constructed on the road causing problems to the locals. A no objection certificate should be sought from the and the municipal corporation before construction of a mohalla clinic on any road," Kapoor said.

As many as 1,000 are planned to be established in the city and nearly 200 such facilities have already been built.

A typical mohalla clinic has a doctor, a midwife-cum-nurse, and an array of and essential medicines are provided free of cost to patients there.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:00 IST
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