Health, education will always be prime focus: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the Delhi government has made significant changes in the health and education systems in the last two years and assured citizens that the two sectors will always be his prime focus.
"In the last two years, we changed the work culture of this government," Kejriwal said on the sidelines of an event to mark the 25th death anniversary of Delhi's first Chief Minister Chaudhary Brahm Prakash.
Addressing a gathering at Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, along with Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Kejriwal talked about how the health sector has developed under the Aam Aadmi Party government.
"The health sector has developed significantly. Earlier, in hospitals, nobody used take feedback from patients. But whenever I visit a hospital, I first take feedback from them," he said.
He added that "if a patient says that he or she is happy, if a patient says that I have received proper care and medication, it is our greatest achievement."
Talking about the Charak Sansthan, Kejriwal said: "The doctors have spoken to me properly, which means that the hospital is running good."
On the changes in the education sector, the CM said that earlier government schools were in a sorry condition. But in the last two years, the picture has changed.
"Now, more and more students of Delhi prefer government schools over private ones," he said.
Later in the day, Kejriwal Jain visited a government hospital where he talked with the doctors, patients and their family members.
Kejriwal also paid tribute to Brahm Prakash, saying: "He was the first one who saw the dream of a clean government and we are following his dreams to fulfill them."
Starting out as a freedom fighter whose ancestors came from Uttar Pradesh, Chaudhary Brahm Prakash served as the first Chief Minister of Delhi from March 1952 to Februray 1955.
Brahm Prakash was regarded an ace politician and Parliamentarian in the post-Independence era.
As a Parliamentarian, he served as the Minister in-charge of Planning and Development in the Cabinet of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.
In 1945, Brahm Prakash started organising villages of Delhi to form cooperative societies. He also propagated the concept of Panchayati Raj.