The City Headlines
Ludhiana, September 30
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is on a two-day visit to Punjab ahead of the Assembly polls in 2022. On Thursday, September 30, he addressed the media in a press conference where he guaranteed 6 facilities related to healthcare to the people of Punjab.
He said that the government hospitals of Punjab, except PGIMER, are in a pitiable condition. Hence, the public had to pay a hefty amount to the private hospitals. Therefore, he offered six guarantees to the people of Punjab.
- First of all, Arvind Kejriwal guaranteed “free and quality” treatment to the people of Punjab at government hospitals.
- Then he guaranteed free medicines, tests, scans, treatment and operations. He said that AAP had made it possible in Delhi and it would make it possible in Punjab also.
- A health card would be provided to the public and people need not carry their previous medical tests, scans. Best medical facilities would be ensured to the card holders.
- Just like “Mohalla Clinic” in Delhi, 16,000 “Pind clinic” and “ward clinic” would be started in Punjab.
- The government hospitals in Punjab would be upgraded and new government hospitals would be established.
- Kejriwal guaranteed free medical treatment to road accident victims in the state.
When asked about the CM face of AAP in Punjab, he said that at the right time, that would also be announced. Praising Punjab AAP leader Bhagwant Mann said, “He sacrificed his promising career in the entertainment industry for the betterment of Punjab. We will give you a great CM face that you will be proud of.”
Yesterday, he also met the industrialists in Ludhiana where he guaranteed eradication of corruption and inspector rule, 24-hour cheap electricity, better law and order.
In Uttarakhand also, Kejriwal had offered “six guarantees” related to employment to the local people. He visited the state on September 19.
Other than that, he said that Press Clubs will also be established in all the cities of Punjab. On Wednesday also, after landing at the Chandigarh airport, Kejriwal had given a “five-point agenda” to the current Chief Minister and asked him to work on it immediately.