Ban Ki-moon highly impressed by Delhi's Mohalla Clinics project
The Mohalla Clinics project of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi drew huge praise today from former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland after they visited a health facility built under the initiative. "I'm deeply impressed by what I've seen," said Ki-moon after visiting the Peeragarhi Mohalla Clinic and a polyclinic in Paschim Vihar. Here's more.
Brundtland says Mohalla Clinics project should be replicated across India
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain accompanied Brundtland and Ki-moon during the visit. Brundtland said the Mohalla Clinics project should be replicated across the country. "We are very happy to see the impressive work being done here. It should be replicated all over the country," said Brundtland, who has also served as the Director General of World Health Organization (WHO).
189 Mohalla Clinics operational in Delhi: Kejriwal
Ban Ki-moon and Brundtland are in the country as part of a delegation from The Elders, a London-based organization of independent global leaders who pool their collective experiences and resources for promoting peace, justice, and human rights. Kejriwal said 189 Mohalla Clinics were operational in the city currently and the number will be raised to 1,000 in coming months.