Delhi mohalla clinic ‘overhyped’: Karnataka well being minister ‘disenchanted’ after go to


Karnataka well being minister Dinesh Gundu Rao on Friday referred to as the flagship Mohalla clinics in Delhi ‘not a game-changer’ after he visited the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) government-run main well being centres within the nationwide capital. He in contrast the initiative with these within the southern states and mentioned Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka even have such fashions. “It (clinics) just isn’t like the way in which it’s made out to be.”

Delhi Well being Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj and Karnataka Well being Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao at a Mohalla Clinic(PTI)

“The way in which it is being projected, there are such a lot of different states, together with Karnataka, the place we have now a greater system…we have now namma clinics…and we’re doing issues in a significantly better method,” the state well being minister mentioned as quoted by information company PTI.

Earlier within the day, Gundu Rao arrived within the nationwide capital and he was welcomed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. With an goal to debate how the AAP authorities is implementing their well being insurance policies in Delhi, the Karnataka minister mentioned he visited mohalla clinics after listening to rather a lot about them.

He was accompanied by Delhi well being minister Saurabh Bharadwaj and different officers. The Delhi minister appreciated Gundu Rao’s go to to the well being services with a view to ‘additional enhance the namma clinic of Karnataka’.

Nonetheless, nearly an hour after the go to, Gundu Rao wrote on X (previously Twitter) that he returned feeling ‘disenchanted’. He claimed that there have been hardly any folks within the clinic and mentioned clinics in Karnataka have extra services.

“Visited a Mohalla Clinic in Delhi with hardly any folks there. Our Clinics in Karnataka have extra services together with a laboratory to do instant checks for sufferers. I suppose it’s overhyped and I got here again feeling disenchanted,” he wrote.



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