Decision Maker Response

Atishi’s response

May 8, 2019 — Dear Supporters,

Thank you for sending me this petition on as a suggestion for my #EastDelhiDialogues. Like you, I too feel the need urgent and pressing need for a hospital in East Delhi.

Over the past 4 years, the AAP government in Delhi has tried to build at least 3 hospitals in East Delhi — on Pushta Road, in Okhla’s Batla House area and in Sarita Vihar. But since Delhi is not a full state and the files for these government hospitals were deliberately stopped. With full statehood, East Delhi will get these three new government hospitals to cater to the needs of the people, and that is why the Aam Aadmi Party is fighting tooth and nail to make Delhi’s statehood a reality.

The Mohalla Clinics and PolyClinics of the AAP government have been providing free healthcare services to the people of East Delhi. Despite their benefit to the people of Delhi, these clinics are attacked by the Centre and MCD. In a full state, East Delhi will get a strong network of Mohalla and PolyClinics which are successful in providing free, doorstep healthcare services to all citizens, and can function without any interference.

Understaffed and overburdened, best defines the present condition of the healthcare network in East Delhi. In a full state, the Delhi government will have the power to recruit and we will use it to employ more doctors and medical staff, so that high-quality health facilities are not compromised.

Drug addiction is a major concern in different pockets of East Delhi, including but not limited to Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin, Kalyanpuri, Trilokpuri etc. Drug de-addiction centres will be set up to help communities resolve this problem.

With the aim of improving women’s healthcare conditions, mother and child healthcare centres will be set up for specialised care.

Full statehood status will allow Delhi to have access to a unified healthcare system with the AAP government ensuring synchronisation between various governmental agencies, and it is our mission to achieve that.

Warm Regards