Metamorphosis

Can AAP’s insurgent government deliver the universal healthcare holy grail?

In a first such experiment in India, 150 mohalla clinics have been set up in Delhi and 850 more will come up by year-end. How is Arvind Kejriwal’s prescription working?

AAP-1920x927.jpg

The pizza boxes are strewn around the table in a backroom of the health department of Delhi government. The chatter, attitude and energy of the men sitting around on plush couches make the place look like a well-funded startup. Also, the reason why certain quarters of the government have been raising eyebrows.

The mood in the room is bittersweet. Two years ago, the state government inherited 260 primary healthcare units and made a grand promise of establishing 1000 more mohalla clinics—one doctor-primary healthcare units—across the city. On 15 March, the…

To access this post, you must purchase Monthly Recurring or Quarterly.

Read the full story. Subscribe for free.

Why subscribe? Let us explain.

Already Registered?

Related stories

More stories in /Healthcare & /Reportage

See all in Healthcare & Reportage

This story is for subscribers only.
Subscribe for free

Read the full story. Subscribe for free.

Why subscribe? Let us explain.

Or

Already Registered?

Questions?

What is The Ken?

The Ken is a subscription-driven media site. We write one story a day (weekdays only). These stories have sharp, original insights on technology, business, science and healthcare from India.

Why do I have to sign up to read your stories?

Our stories are not free. Well, some select stories are. But, a significant part of what we write at The Ken is for subscribers only. We put in a lot of effort and resources in writing our stories and believe that you must pay for good journalism.
Hence, our three plans. 1) The annual membership
2) The free sign up
3) The recurring quarterly subscription

On journalism and why you should pay for it, if you haven’t already seen it, here’s a great explainer from John Oliver.

So, one must pay for journalism?

Yes.

How many stories will I get if I take an annual membership?

200+ stories.

And, in the free sign up?

Four stories every month.

Do I get a refund?

We allow you to sample our journalism for free before signing up, and after you do, we stand by its quality. But we do not offer refunds.

I am not getting my daily emails. Do I have to whitelist emails from The Ken?

An added benefit of your subscription (free/paid) are the daily personalised emails. These emails, at times, might end up in your spam/junk folder due to emojis, attachments or images. In case you’re not receiving these emails, it might help to whitelist us. If the problem still persists, write to us at support@the-ken.com.

Why am I unable to access the archives?

Full and unrestricted access to our archives is a feature of our annual membership.

My payment is not going through, what can I do?

Please write to us at support@the-ken.com detailing the payment error or queries.