Sisodia meets Jung over mohalla clinics in schools

New Delhi: Over two weeks after Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung rejected a Delhi government proposal to open mohalla clinics inside school premises, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia met Jung over the issue.

After the meeting, Sisodia told reporters that Jung has “almost agreed” to the government’s proposal.

“I talked to the Lt. Governor and told him how important these mohalla clinics are and how they can provide the best healthcare to school students,” Sisodia said.

“Let’s see what happens now. The LG has almost agreed,” he added.

On November 4, Jung had rejected the government’s move to set up mohalla clinics in school premises and had sent back the file related to the project.

The LG’s office had then said that that are some restrictions under the Delhi School Education Act according to which school premises can only be used for functioning of the school and no unauthorised person can enter the premises.

Sisodia said that the proposal was for government schools while Jung had confused it with private ones.

Mohalla clinics are run by the Delhi government and are aimed at providing free primary healthcare to all.