Bhagwant Mann, Kejriwal to open 400 Aam Aadmi Clinics in Punjab on Jan 27
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate 400 Aam Aadmi Clinics (Mohalla Clinics) in Punjab on January 27.
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate 400 Aam Aadmi Clinics (Mohalla Clinics) in Punjab on January 27, said finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema and health minister Dr Balbir Singh on Monday at a press conference.
Mann had earlier inaugurated 100 such clinics in the first phase on August 15 last year. “After opening of 400 new clinics, the number of such facilities in Punjab will reach 500,” said a government spokesperson.
The health minister said more than 10 lakh people have taken advantage of Aam Aadmi Clinics so far in the state and over three lakh people were examined free of cost.
Of the 400 clinics, 318 will be set up in the rural areas, the health minister said.
The ministers downplayed the controversy regarding the transfer of senior IAS officer Ajoy Sharma from the post of principal secretary, health, after he reportedly refused to approve spending ₹30 crore for the publicity of these clinics.
“Our government’s focus is on providing world-class healthcare to the people of Punjab,” Cheema said in reply to a question.