Bengaluru: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal continues to be at the receiving end. 

Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari criticised the health system of the national capital. 

He put out a tweet in this regard saying: 

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"My wife on written advice of her doctors was asked to test for COVID-19. Despite growing up on a hospital campus and knowing every medical professional of consequence, I had to move heaven and earth just to get her tested. Delhi''s health systems are broken.” 

Tewari is among a number of politicians who have questioned Kejriwal for his decision to reserve private hospitals and Delhi government-affiliated hospitals for Delhi residents while allowing central government-affiliated for people of other states. 

Even former finance minister P Chidambaram had questioned Kejriwal over the issue and wondered if he had sought legal opinion about it. 

Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu had hit out at Arvind Kejriwal for this decision.

As reported by Republic TV, he had said, "Very wrong decision, India is a whole country. If a citizen belongs to a certain state, he is also a citizen of India. Punjab government will not practise this.”

He had also added, "We will write to the Delhi govt and ask them to review the decision. The government should welcome at the patients, regardless of the state. Delhi is the capital of the country.”

However, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal overruled it in the capacity of chairman of Delhi disaster management authority.

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In this regard, he said, “Treatment should not be denied to any patient on grounds of being a non-resident".

Reacting to this, Arvind Kejriwal has said that Baijal''s move would throw up challenges but his government would strive to meet them.