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Delhi Health Minister’s daughter resigns as ‘advisor’ for Mohalla Clinics

The Indian Express had earlier reported that Soumya Jain had been put in charge of the clinics on an honorary basis.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 14, 2016 10:37:09 am

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain’s daughter’s Soumya Jain on Thursday resigned from her post as an advisor for the Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics following furore over her appointment by opposition, according to reports in NDTV.

The Indian Express had earlier reported that Soumya Jain had been put in charge of the clinics on an honorary basis. She was also designated as advisor to the health secretary-cum-mission director of the National Health Mission.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay had earlier said that the appointment reeks of corruption. He said that nepotism in appointments and corruption in administration has reached its climax under the Kejriwal government.

READ: Satyendra Jain’s daughter at helm of AAP’s mohalla clinic project in Delhi

“On the one hand the Chief Minister appointed workers connected with the party and various NGOs on co-terminus basis and on the other, hundreds of others have been appointed as advisers. Mohalla Clinics have been opened in the houses of party workers providing them means of income. The appointment of the daughter of the Health Minister of Delhi as adviser for the Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics is a case of conflict of interest and this appointment should be cancelled immediately,” said Upadhyay.

When the health minister Asked why his daughter has been deputed for the task, the health minister had said, “She is a qualified architect. She was the one who came up with the design of the clinics. In fact, she is penning a book on the advent and implementation of mohalla clinics in Delhi. She used to work earlier but has now dedicated herself to the mission. She will be on the job till the implementation is over, which will happen in a few months.”

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