AAP slams civic body for Mall at health centre

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New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The AAP on Monday slammed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for proposing to develop a shopping complex on the premises of a maternity and child healthcare centre in the capital.

The Maternity and Child Welfare Centre (MCWC) in north Delhi’s Sant Nagar is reportedly in a dilapidated condition.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sarita Singh said the while the centre was indeed in a dilapidated state, North MCD was aiming at generating revenue by selling the shops after developing a shopping complex here.

“There is no dearth of markets and shopping complexes in Delhi. There is lack of health services but North MCD only seeks to indulge in corruption. This time they are doing it by denying women their rights,” Singh said.

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Sarita Singh, a legislator from Rohtas Nagar, said no effort had been made to repair and renovate the centre.

She accused the BJP, which controls three civic bodies, of doublespeak.

“On one hand it made hollow claims towards women and girl child welfare while on the other it was snatching away a mother’s right to give birth.

“AAP will ensure that no such corrupt scheme is implemented. We will ensure that the Women and Child Welfare Centre is protected, repaired and not sold for commercial exploitation,” the AAP leader said.

–IANS

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