Rajasthan: PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone for 4 Medical Colleges

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for four new medical colleges in Rajasthan and thanked chief minister Ashok Gehlot for reposing faith in him and working for the development of the state. Gehlot had earlier informed the Prime Minister of a long list of pending work that needed to be completed in the state.

Modi congratulated the people of Rajasthan for the four new medical colleges in the districts of Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh and Dausa. He informed that after 2014, 23 medical colleges had been approved by the Centre for Rajasthan of which seven medical colleges were already operational.

“I was listening to the chief minister of Rajasthan. He has put forward a long list of works. I thank the chief minister of Rajasthan that he has so much faith in me. His ideology and party are different, and my ideology and party are different…but this friendship, trust and faith is a big strength of democracy.”

The Prime Minister said the biggest pandemic in the last 100 years had taught a lesson to the health sector of the world. Every country is engaged in dealing with this health crisis in its own way. India has resolved to increase its strength and, self-reliance amid this disaster, the Prime Minister told the gathering.

“We have worked on a national approach and national health policy to transform the country’s health sector. From Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to Ayushman Bharat and now Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, many such efforts are part of this approach,” Modi said.

He indicated that about 3.5 lakh people in Rajasthan had received free treatment under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and the state has seen the commencement of work on about two and a half thousand Health and Wellness Centres.

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