PM Modi launches Rs 64 thousand crore mega health infrastructure mission
Also inaugurates 9 medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the PM Ayushman Bharat Infrastructure Mission from Varanasi with a total outlay of 64,180 crore rupees. Addressing a public meeting at Mehandiganj in Varanasi yesterday after launching the scheme nationwide, Mr Modi said, the PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission aims to strengthen the critical healthcare network from village to block to the district to the regional and national level in the next four-five years.
The Prime Minister said, under this Mission his government will develop the network of treatment and critical care units in every nook and corner of the country with an aggressive approach. He said it will work to provide affordable, accessible and cheap holistic health care facilities in the country. The Prime Minister said, through PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission an entire ecosystem for services from treatment to critical research will be created in every corner of the country.
The Prime Minister said under this mission Health and Wellness Centers will be opened in villages and cities and facilities like free medical consultation, free tests, free medicine will be provided in these centres.
Mr Modi said, for serious illness, thirty thousand new critical care-related beds are being added in 600 districts and referral facilities will be given in 125 districts under this mission.
The Prime Minister inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. The Medical College are situated in Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur districts.
Addressing a gathering in Siddharth Nagar, Mr Modi said that these medical colleges will enhance the health infrastructure in Purvanchal.