NEW DELHI : In a continuing war of letters between the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and the Delhi Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal, over the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Dr Vardhan has now written back to Kejriwal debunking his claim that Delhi's health scheme is better than Ayushman Bharat.
Expressing deep anguish over the reply by the Delhi Chief Minister Dr Vardhan has asserted that the response shows that the Chief Minister is least interested in the welfare of the residents of Delhi.
The Union Minister further stated that the claim that the Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi Government is implementing free health scheme and, therefore, need not implement Ayushman Bharat is baseless.
“All your decorative schemes, including the much-touted Universal Health Coverage Scheme, announced more than a year ago, is still lying on the drawing boards awaiting execution even after four and a half years,” the Health Minister elaborated in his reply.
He said, “Government’s Mohalla Clinics are an utter flop and the severe neglect of patient care in Delhi government hospitals is there for all to see.”
Dr Harsh Vardhan again extended the invitation to Mr Kejriwal to work together for the larger good of the population in Delhi and in the country.
Dr Vardhan who is also the MP from Chandni Chowk has written, “Be part of the historical revolution of this health sector that has been visualized by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ayushman Bharat scheme is the world’s most ambitious and major free healthcare program of the Indian Government.”
He said, “Let us join hands to celebrate each milestone in the progressive journey towards a New India.”