Arvind Kejriwal is known for his theatrics and allegation making ability. He portrays himself as the most honest Politician ever and accuse everyone of committing corruption.
However he himself is indulged in so many corruption cases…here is the latest one.
One month back Arvind Kejriwal announced free MRI/CT-Scan in selected Private hospitals/centres for all patients who are residents of Delhi for last 3 yrs as Delhi has just one MRI/CT-Scan machine for all 38 Delhi govt run hospitals. The charges for MRI/CT-Scan in these Private hospitals/centres would be paid by Delhi govt to those Private hospitals/centres.
Now you will say what is wrong in this move as patient has to wait for 3 yrs to get MRI/CT-Scan done at Delhi only gov’t hospital having facility, But let me take you to basics of the scheme.
Arvind Kejriwal himself responding to tweet by journalist Manak Gupta in July 2016 had said that tendering for 5 MRI and 10 CT-Scan machines was done and same will be functional in 4 mnths i.e As per Kejriwal MRI/CT-Scan machines were to be functional in Delhi Govt Hospitals by Nov 2016 but why did he then shift to Private Hospitals/ centres instead of having MRI/CT-Scan machines at Govt owned hospitals ???
Avg cost of MRI/CT-Scan that Delhi govt will pay to selected pvt hospitals/centres is Rs.7500 per patient.
As per Delhi govt health ministry data for last 3 yrs, daily average of 2000 patients are recommended to undergo MRI/CT-Scan .
Means Delhi govt will pay approx Rs.30 crore to these selected Private hospitals/centres every month (2,000 patients ×20 days×7,500 per patient). For one year Delhi govt will pay whopping Rs 360 crore of tax payers money to Private hospitals/centres.
Now come to scam point, Cost of Tesla MRI scanner costs between Rs 4 crore and Rs 6.5 crore, means with Rs.30 crore that Delhi Govt is giving to Private Hospitals/ centres for conducting MRI/CT-Scan it could easily purchase 6 MRI Scanner in a month or 70 MRI Scanner in one year that would have got 2 MRI/CT-Scanner for each of the 38 Delhi govt run hospitals .
Even we we consider costliest MRI/CT-Scan, It costs approx 14 crore, Delhi govt could have easily been able to purchase 25 MRI/CT-Scanner
So you yourself decide if the scheme is launched by AAP led govt to support poor patients or to loot tax payers money and help selected Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes.