Center Orders CBI Probe into Alleged Corruption in Delhi’s Mohalla Clinics

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the alleged corruption in the functioning of Delhi’s Mohalla Clinics, the healthcare project started by Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

On Thursday, the Delhi Lieutenant Governor had asked the CBI to investigate corruption allegations in diagnostic tests done at Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics.

It is alleged that the Mohalla Clinics documented fake radiology and pathology tests without any patients. On September 20, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj took action regarding the matter and seven doctors posted at Mohalla Clinics were removed. In the Mohalla Clinic case, initial investigation found that doctors who had not been coming to the clinics had been marked as present. According to sources, the Delhi government may remove the health secretary.

A few days back, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had ordered another probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into alleged supply of substandard medicines to Delhi government hospitals.

The clinics continued to prescribe diagnostic tests for patients who did not exist, sources said.

The Mohalla Clinic facility was meant to provide primary healthcare accessible to inhabitants of Delhi at their doorstep.

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