Kejriwal says Delhi Govt schemes better, a day after Union Minister Hardeep Singh accused him of not implementing Ayushman Bharat
New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has said Centre's Ayushman Bharat scheme is flawed as its terms and conditions exclude a large number of economically backward people, whereas the Delhi governments health schemes cover more people who cannot afford quality health treatment.
Speaking at the Aajtak Townhall event in Delhi, Kejriwal claimed that the Delhi government schemes allowed every person to avail free treatment, medicines and surgery, an India Today report said.
On Monday Union Minister Hardeep Singh had lambasted the Delhi government for not implementing Central schemes like Ayushman Bharat and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana while speaking to NDTV.
Centre's scheme states that people owning a motorcycle or car, mobile phone, fridge and families with income over Rs 10,000 cannot get free treatment, he pointed out.
He claimed that people from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, which are BJP governed states, where Ayushman Bharat has been adopted, came to Delhi for treatment.
"Illaj to Delhi karti hai sabka. Ayushman Bharat se illaj nahi hota, card mil jata hai(Ultimately, people get treated in Delhi. Ayushman Bharat scheme doesn't treat anyone. Only cards are handed out," he quipped.
He also described the developmental goals achieved by his government in the state in the last five years.
Delhi will go to polls on Feb 8 and votes will be counted on Feb 11.