Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on September 7 on his visit to Mohalla Clinic project of the Aam Aadmi Party government along with former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland hailed the facility as the “best and most systematic form of healthcare.”
“I am deeply impressed by what I have seen,” Ban Ki-Moon said after visiting the Peeragarhi Mohalla Clinic and a polyclinic in the Paschim Vihar locality.
Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain also accompanied the two dignitaries during the visit.
Ban Ki-Moon while hailing Delhi CM Kejriwal’s vision of ensuring primary Healthcare said, “I have been to different parts of the world, but what I saw today is the best and systematic form of healthcare in the form of Mohalla clinics” and polyclinics. Chief Minister Kejriwal has a great vision when it is about primary healthcare. I deeply appreciate it.”
“It is great to be here visiting the Mohalla clinics in Delhi. These clinics help in securing the prevention of diseases and promote well being and good health. It is important that proper healthcare facilities should be provided in nutrition, child immunization, pregnancy and maternal and child health in India,” Brundtland added.
Ban Ki-Moon and Brundtland are in India as part of a delegation from The Elders, a London-based organization of independent global leaders who pool their collective experiences and resources for promoting peace, justice and human rights.