Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said if his party is voted to power in Punjab in next year’s polls, he will offer better and free medical treatment in all government hospitals in the state. Kejriwal additionally said that “Today, I have come to give a guarantee related to health services,” during his two-day visit to Punjab.
He cited six guarantees concerned with healthcare and promised to implement them if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins in Punjab. On his two-day visit, CM Arvind Kejriwal flanked by AAP state unit chief and MP Bhagwant Mann said “The condition in Punjab government hospitals is so bad that people are forced to go to private facilities, and there is loot in private hospitals. In government hospitals in the state, people are facing problems with regards to medicines, availability of doctors and better equipment.”
Apart from these, he added to his statement that he along with his party members have changed the shape of government hospitals in Delhi. He also promised to keep the six guarantees for the health of citizens. Every person in Punjab will be given a free test, medicines, and operations in government hospitals, which will be at par with the private facilities.
The government will provide a health card to every citizen of Punjab and will give free treatment even if they incur expenses on operations up to Rs 10-15 lakh. The health card will have all health-related information of that particular individual. Just like Delhi, we will set up “Mohalla Clinics,” “Pind Clinics” in Punjab.
Treatment expenses of road accident victims will be borne by our government. All government hospitals in Punjab will be equipped with bigger medical facilities.