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‘India emerged as the nerve center of global health’: Prime Minister Modi lays foundation stone for AIIMS Rajkot

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rajkot in Gujarat on Thursday.

“Saying goodbye to this year with a new health infrastructure reflects the difficulties we face and also represents the hope we have for the year,” said PM Modi, adding that the last day of 2020 is dedicated to all health workers who They are putting their lives on the line to keep us safe.

The project will mean the generation of thousands of jobs, good health care and the development of Gujarat, the prime minister said. “We were only able to establish 6 AIIMS after so many years of independence. In 2003, the Atal ji government took the initiative to establish 6 more AIIMS. In the last 6 years, we have started working to establish 10 more AIIMS, ”said PM.

About 201 acres of land has been allocated for the project, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office. It will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,195 million and is expected to be completed by mid-2022.

A country like India, which has a huge population, almost 1 crore of people have won their battles against the coronavirus. India has done much better than other countries in this field and the infection rate is also continuously decreasing, ”he said.

Development of the vaccine is in its final stages in India, the prime minister said, adding that he was confident that India would move towards vaccination, showing the same drive it shows in fighting the virus this year.

“In recent years, people have had access to healthcare facilities. Government schemes and awareness about these schemes go a long way towards improving the health of the daughters of India, ”said Prime Minister Modi, urging experts to study the effect of these schemes on the education of girls in our country. countries. “These schemes are a big reason why there is a drop in the dropout rate for girls,” she said.

“India will play the most important role in the future of health, the health of the future,” he said, adding that India has demonstrated its ability to adapt, evolve and expand ideas when necessary. “Our focus has always been on humanity,” the prime minister said, adding that India has become the nerve center of global health, “he said.

Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief State Minister Vijay Rupani, Union Minister of Health and Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health Harsh Vardhan were also present on the occasion.

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