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Doctors attached to Delhi BJP to visit slums, connect people with Ayushman Bharat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

More than 40 doctors will be visiting the slums of the national capital to conduct health check-ups and connect people with the Centre's Ayushman Bharat scheme as part of a campaign of the BJP.

The campaign will be launched on Friday. The ruling has a doctors' cell, which comprises over 500 medical practitioners. Doctors from the cell, some of whom are also office-bearers of the saffron party, will be part of the campaign.

"They will conduct health check-ups and spread awareness about the scheme. Families with ID cards of other places will be linked to the health scheme and those with ID cards will be told how the minister (supremo Arvind Kejriwal) has not implemented the scheme in the national capital," an office-bearer of the BJP said.

The campaign will initially be launched in 24 areas at places like Burari, Kirari, Chanakyapuri, Dallupura etc.

"The aim of the campaign is also to tell people how Kejriwal has been cheating them. The campaign will go on for 10-15 days," the BJP said.

has been hitting out at Kejriwal, accusing him of being an "egoist" and depriving the people of the city the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

He has also been urging the minister to implement the scheme in the national capital.

"Kejriwal is not implementing the Ayushman Bharat scheme in Delhi because of his ego. He thinks if the scheme is implemented, it will add to the popularity of Narendra Modi," Tiwari had said earlier.

In December last year, J P Nadda had also urged the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi to implement the scheme, saying not only the people of the national capital, but those from other states staying here were also not getting the benefits under the initiative.

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

First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 22:16 IST