Establishing the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in the last four and a half years, the NDA government has expanded seats by around 30 percent.
PM Narendra Modi Lays Foundation Stone of AIIMS Madurai
“The numbers of undergraduate medical seats have been increased by almost 30 per cent in last four-and-half year. The 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres are being established to provide comprehensive primary care and preventive health services,” said ANI quoted Modi as saying.
Expressing Ayushman Bharat, the PM affirmed that his government is offering need to the healthcare sector.
“It is a carefully thought out approach to ensure the achievement of universal health coverage for our country. Ayushman Bharat seeks to undertake path-breaking interventions to holistically address health issues,” PM said.
Modi said that under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, the government has supported upgradation of restorative schools across India.
“The speed and scale at which Mission Indradhanush is working is setting a new paradigm in preventive healthcare,” he said. “Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan are making safe pregnancy a mass movement,” Modi said in Madurai.
Modi further referenced that his government is focused on TB elimination by 2025.
“I am happy to learn that the state is scaling up the TB Free Chennai initiative and seeking to eliminate TB in the state by 2023 itself,” the PM said.
The AIIMS at Madurai will be a 750-bed clinic with a long term center around postgraduation and research. It will have a limit of 100 MBBS seats and 60 for BSc (Nursing).