Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's daughter Soumya Jain is in middle of a political controversy after she was given a major government job. The Opposition parties took on the AAP government accusing it of “double standards.”
She was appointed as in-charge of Delhi's mohalla clinic project.
The mohalla clinic project is the first level of the AAP's three-tire public healthcare plan to make healthcare available for everyone and contain the overcrowding of patients at the government hospitals.
The government has set up nearly 100 neighbourhood clinics under this project.
However, following the controversy, Soumya has reportedly quit as advisor to the health secretary-cum-mission director of the National Health Mission.
According to media reports, Soumya, a trained architect has no prior experience in the public health sector. Her apportionment was seen as a departure from everything that the AAP stands for.
The Opposition was quick to point out that the AAP, which targeted other leaders based on their family links, now allotting a major government position to a minister's daughter “reeks of corruption.”