Delhi CM asks chief secretary to identify land for 850 Mohalla Clinics
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed chief secretary MM Kutty to identify plots for 850 mohalla clinics, work for which has been stuck due to paucity of land.delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2017 23:32 IST
In order to expedite the completion of the Delhi government’s flagship project, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed chief secretary MM Kutty to identify plots for 850 mohalla clinics, work for which has been stuck due to paucity of land.
In a letter to Kutty, Kejriwal told him to scout for land in-house, and co-ordinate with the different arms of the Delhi government, who own land and identify plots of land equally distributed across the city by June 30.
Sources said the direction comes in wake of feedback from the health secretary that the project was stalled due to paucity of land.
“The chief secretary is directed to coordinate with all departments, who own land (like education, DJB, DUSIB, PWD, etc). 850 pieces of land, equally distributed all over Delhi should be identified urgently to construct mohalla clinics. The chief secretary should identify these plots of land by June 30, 2017,” read the letter.
Provision of mohalla clinics is a flagship project of the Delhi government to provide basic healthcare to citizens free of cost closer home. Around 150 mohalla clinics are already operational in different parts of the capital.
Following the electoral debacle in the municipal elections, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has been reviewing the functioning of the health department. He has also started conducting surprise inspections in Delhi government hospitals ever since.