AAP to in­au­gu­rate its first Mo­halla Clinic, à la Delhi, in city

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Buoyed by its suc­cess and lau­rels it re­ceived in­ter­na­tion­ally, the Aam Aadmi Party said it will be in­au­gu­rat­ing its Delhi- styled Mo­halla Clin­ics in city on Sun­day. The an­nounce­ment was made dur­ing a press con­fer­ence ad­dressed by AAP mem­ber and for- mer Lok Sabha can­di­date of the party Satish Jain. The press con­fer­ence was held on Fri­day at the Marathi Pa­trakar Sangh where the party also an­nounced a protest against ris­ing power tar­iff.

The party, which has been con­sid­er­ing con­test­ing the civic elec­tions, will have its first clinic in Kurla, in Amar CHS, Ka­mani, near Phoenix Mar­ket City. “It will be on the lines of the Mo­halla Clin­ics in Delhi. A new pa­tient will be charged Rs10 for one- time reg­is­tra­tion; af­ter that, al­most all med­i­ca­tion will be free,” said Jain.

The clinic will be run on do­na­tions re­ceived from peo­ple. “These can be from Rs500 to Rs5,000. The monthly ex­pense of the clinic will be Rs50,000 in which over 100 pa­tients will be treated daily. The idea is to tell that good pri­mary health cen­tres can be run, as that’s some­thing that’s not hap­pen­ing in spite of a bud­get of Rs3,000 crore,” said Jain.

The party also said it will launch a drive against high power tar­iff in city. “We will reach out to peo­ple and seek a sort of ref­er­en­dum through sig­na­tures to en­sure that the Delhi model is adopted here too. Peo­ple in Mum­bai pay the high­est for elec­tric­ity as com­pared to any other place. The tar­iff has to re­duce,” said Jain.

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