Kejriwal says that one person from Bihar buys a ticket to Delhi for Rs 500, returns after availing treatment worth Rs 5 lakh.
New Delhi: Boasting about improved health facilities in capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that people come from across the nation here for various treatments. He was speaking at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Mangolpuri. Talking about healthcare facilities here, Kejriwal said that people from Bihar avail the health facilities here in Delhi hospitals free of cost.
Kejriwal says that one person from Bihar buys a ticket to Delhi for Rs 500, returns after availing treatment worth Rs 5 lakh. While this makes us happy that these are the people of our country, Delhi has its own capacity. How can Delhi serve the people of the entire country, so there is a need for improving the healthcare facilities across the nation,” the chief minister said.
He laid the foundation stone of a new 362-bed trauma centre at the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital on Sunday.
He says that “We have saved Rs 290 crore in just one project (the trauma centre). If I use this money to make medicines, treatment and tests free for the people of Delhi, is it wrong? The Opposition claims we are wasting money by providing free healthcare to people,” he said in a tweet.
Asserting that the Delhi’s healthcare model is being built upon that of the Denmark, Kejriwal said, “There has been a massive expansion in the health infrastructure in Delhi in various levels.”