Madurai, Jan 27:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the gathering at the AIIMS foundation laying cseremony said the NDA government was committed to strengthening initiatives for ensuring universal healthcare and as part of it had taken the AIIMS brand to various parts of the country.
Noting that he was happy to inauguate new super speciality blocks in Tamil Nadu government medical colleges, he referred to the Central government health initiative Mission ‘Indradhanush’.
The speed and scale of ‘danush’ (arrow) was working and setting a new paradigm in preventive health care. “Today I am happpy to dedicate 12 passport office seva kendras in Tamil Nadu and this initiative is one more example of improving the ease of living for our citizens,” the Prime Minister added
Addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone for AIIMS at Thoppur near here, he outlined the initiatives taken by the Centre on the health care front.
The AIIMS reflects the vision of “Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat,” he said.
AIIMS in New Delhi had cultivated a brand name for itself in healthcare and with the AIIMS in Madurai to come up “we can say that this brand of health care has been taken to all corners of country from Kanyakumari to Kashmir to Madurai, from Guwahati to Gujarat,” he said.
Expressing confidence that the proposed AIIMS will benefit the entire Tamil Nadu, he said “the NDA government is giving great priority to health sector so that every one is healthy and healthcare is affordable.” Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, the government has supported upgradation of goverment medical colleges across the country, he said. .