New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of four medical colleges in Rajasthan. PM also inaugurated Institute of Petrochemicals Technology at Sitapur, Jaipur
The medical colleges are based in Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh, Dausa.
After the inauguration, PM Modi also informed that the government is working on a new National Health Policy to transform the health sector of the country. Ayushman Bharat from Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and now Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is a part of this policy.
PM Modi further said that the COVID pandemic has taught the health sector across the world a lot and as every country is engaged in dealing with this crisis in its own way, India has resolved to increase its strength, self-reliance during this time.
The Prime Minister also focused on the recently launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission and said that the platform will help in expanding healthcare services to every nook and corner of the country. “Access to good hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies etc. will be just a click away. This will help in keeping the medical documents of patients safe,” he said.
PM Modi further said, “The impact of skilled manpower associated with the health sector is visible in health services. Its importance was felt more during the pandemic. As a result, the Center has started and continues the free immunization program. Today, India Administered more than 88 crore vaccines.
According to a statement by the PMO, these medical colleges have been sanctioned under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for “Establishment of New Medical Colleges linked to District/ Referral Hospitals”.
“Preference is given to backward and aspirational districts to set up medical colleges. Under the three phases of the scheme, 157 new medical colleges have been sanctioned across the country.
Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were also present on the occasion. The PMO informed that the Government of India along with the Government of Rajasthan has established CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur.