‘Healthcare schemes are only on paper’


Dadar – The civic hospitals lag behind in providing the basic facilities to people, accepted Shiv Sena Corporator Kishori Pednekar in the Mumbai Live’s ‘Mumbai Naka’ programme on Thursday night. BJP Corporator Veena Jain claimed that the BMC-run hospitals are only the showpieces as they are of no use for the common people as even basic facilities are also not available at these civic hospitals.

Health expert Sachin Pawle claimed that government schemes such as Aarogya Jeevandayee Yojana, etc. are being run on paper only. The patients have to pay the money to undergo treatment under these schemes, he said adding that corruption has become a part and parcel of these health schemes.

Pednekar accepted that people do not trust the civic hospitals as in the case of civic schools. Milind Autade, PRO of the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Yojana, said that total 11.85 lakh patients have taken benefit of this scheme since 2012. Some new health schemes will be launched in April and it would cover many diseases, he added. Veena Jain said that people do not go civic hospitals as doctors do not pay required attention to them. She stressed the need to provide proper healthcare to people free of cost.

All the dignitaries emphasised the need for mass awareness about cleanliness.