Modern and critical healthcare infrastructure has been developed at the district level, PM Modi said

Better health facilities are not limited only to the treatment of disease, they also encourage social justice, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.

“When cheap and best treatment is available to the poor, his faith in the system is strengthened. If they get freedom from the worry of the cost of treatment, they work hard to get out of poverty with more determination”, the Prime Minister said.

He was speaking at the dedication to the nation of KK Patel Super Speciality Hospital in Bhuj, Gujarat via video conferencing.

Prime Minister Modi explained that in past years, all the schemes of the health sector have been implemented with this thought behind them.

Referring to the Ayushman Bharat scheme, he said it has been instrumental in saving lakhs of crore rupees every year in the treatment of poor and middle class families along withJanaushadhi Yojana. Health and Wellness centres and campaigns such as the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Scheme are helping to make treatment accessible to all, he added.

Prime Minister Modi pointed out that the Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission is expanding the facilities for the patients. Modern and critical healthcare infrastructure has been developed through the Ayushman Health Infrastructure Mission in the district and being taken up to the block level.

Hospital are being constructed in every district. Similarly, AIIMS are being established. Medical Colleges are expanding medical education and the country is likely to get record number of doctors in next 10 years, the Prime Minister noted.

Shifting to Gujarati, the Prime Minister said that ‘a situation has reached neither can I leave Kutch nor can Kutch leave me’.

He talked about the recent expansion of medical infrastructure and education in Gujarat.

Today, there are 9 AIIMS, more than three dozen medical colleges, up from 9 colleges earlier, PM Modi said. Medical seats have increased from 1100 to 6000. Rajkot AIIMs has gone functional, and Civil Hospital Ahmedabad is getting 1500 bed infrastructure for mother and child care, he informed. Facilities for cardiology and dialysis have grown manifold, he added.