New Delhi, Sep 7: A delegation of ‘The Elders’ led by former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland visited AAP government’s Mohalla Clinic and Polyclinic here on Friday.
Moon’s visit to Mohalla Clinic, which aims at providing free primary healthcare to city residents, was as part of his visit to advocate Universal Health Coverage.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain accompanied them during their visit to the clinics. Kejriwal later expressed gratitude to them for taking out time and visiting the Mohalla Clinic and Polyclinic.
Taking to micr-blogging site, Twitter, the CM said, “Delhi government grateful to former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and former PM of Norway Ms Brundtland for visiting Mohalla Clinic and Polyclinic.” “They were impressed how quality healthcare was being provided to poor people. Delhi health model being appreciated across the world. A proud moment for India,” he stated.
Thanking both of them, Kejriwal said, “Thank you Ban ki Moon and Ms Brundtland for taking out time and visiting Mohalla clinic and polyclinic. We are committed to achieve the goal of Universal Health Care.”
"I've been to different parts of world, what I saw today, is the best and systematic form health care in form of Mohalla Clinics and Polyclinics,’’ Ban Ki Moon said. "Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has great vision when it's about primary health care. I deeply appreciate it,’’ the Former Secy General UN said.
"We are happy to see what is being done in Delhi,,’’ Ms Brundtland said. The Elders is a global organisation of world leaders working on peace and human rights founded by late Nelson Mandela. (UNI)