Delhi Pradesh BJP President Virendra Sachdeva, Leader of Opposition Ramveer Singh Bidhuri
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Newly appointed Delhi Pradesh BJP President Virendra Sachdeva has alleged that tests are not being done in Mohalla clinics of the capital and the doctors working for them are not getting their salaries. He said that Arvind Kejriwal repeatedly claims that hundreds of tests are being done free of cost to the people at these mohalla clinics, whereas the truth is that many mohalla clinics are lying closed. Stray animals are sitting in many places, while in many places people are not even able to get medicine and treatment. He alleged that Mohalla clinics are living proof of Arvind Kejriwal’s lies. Sachdeva made this claim after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that 450 types of tests would be done free of cost in Mohalla clinics.
Virendra Sachdeva and Leader of Opposition Ramveer Singh Bidhuri on Thursday alleged that the entire structure of the Mohalla Clinic, which the Aam Aadmi Party describes as world class, has collapsed. Doctors and other staff of mohalla clinics have not been paid since August. For the last two months, all tests have stopped in Mohalla clinics and there is an acute shortage of medicines. More than 70 of Delhi’s 520 mohalla clinics have closed and the rest are on the verge of closure.
He said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that now 450 tests will be free in Mohalla clinics and government hospitals in Delhi, while the truth is that the 212 tests which are already said to be free in Mohalla clinics are only two. Closed for a month. For the last two months, the labs that were contracted to conduct tests from Mohalla clinics have refused to do the tests. The reason for this is that the previous payment for these labs was not made.
BJP leaders said that doctors spend Rs 2,000 per month for cleanliness in mohalla clinics, Rs 700 per month for Wi-Fi bills, Rs 1,000 per month for drinking water, stationery and other expenses from their own pocket. The government pays them later. But the truth is that the doctors are not getting the salary, on top of that they are also incurring these expenses and their bills are pending for the last seven months.