Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday, wrote to Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and said the Delhi government's health scheme is “10 times bigger and comprehensive” than the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat programme.
He said, “I am happy to tell you that Ayusman Bharat has already been implemented in Delhi a long time back. The Delhi government's health scheme is 10 times bigger and comprehensive than Ayusman Bharat.”
In his two-page letter in Hindi, Kejrwal also said, “Despite Ayushman Bharat being in place in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, lakhs of patients from these two states come to Delhi every day to get medical treatment. Hardly any citizen of Delhi goes to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to get treatment, which indicates that Delhi's health scheme is functioning well.”