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Public healthcare got new direction in last 4 years: PM

6/15/2019

New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said a new direction has been given to public healthcare in the country in the last four years. Speaking after laying the foundation stone for National Centre for Ageing at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, the Prime Minister said, 'A new direction has been given to public healthcare in the last four years. After several policy interventions, we are moving towards a situation where the poor and middle class people do not have to search for better health facilities and not have to make unnecessary expenditure for this.' Mr Modi said that the effort of the government was to ensure that besides strengthening the health infrastructure around the big cities, such facilities are also made available to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. 'A new health system is being built for New India, where there are better hospitals, more beds, better facilities and excellent doctors. Our government is upgrading 58 district hospitals to medical colleges' the Prime Minister said at the function, where Union Health Minister J P Nadda and Minister of State for health Anupriya Patel were also present. Mr Modi said a National Health Policy has been formed to ensure the treatment of every person in the country and to make efforts to reduce the causes of various diseases. 'The vision of this government is not limited to just hospitals, illness , medicines and modern facilities. It is with a view to ensure the treatment of every person in the country and to reduce the causes of various diseases that the National Health Policy has been formed,' the Prime Minister said. The National Centre for Aging at AIIMS will provide the elder population with multi-speciality healthcare. The centre will have 200 general ward beds. PM Modi also inaugurated the 300-bed PowerGrid Vishram Sadan in AIIMS. The Motorable tunnel connecting AIIMS to the Trauma Centre was also thrown open. He also dedicated the 555-bed Super Speciality Block in Safdarjung Hospital. He also dedicated the 500-bed New Emergency Block in Safdarjung Hospital.

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