Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rajkot in Gujarat today through video conferencing.
Addressing on the occasion, PM Modi said, if 2020 was an year of health challenges, 2021 will be an year of health solutions. Mr Modi said, his government started working holistically in the health sector focusing on preventive care as well as modern treatment facilities.
Mr Modi said, over 30,000 crore rupees of poor‘s money has been saved due to Ayushman Bharat Yojana. This scheme has freed the people from the struggles of good treatment due to lack of money.
Congratulating Gujarat on developing huge medical infrastructure in the past two decades, Prime Minister said, AIIMS will further strengthen the health network in the state.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said, the AIIMS will play a big role in ensuring the modern health care facility reaches to the last mile in the state.
AIR correspondent reports 201 acres of land has been allotted near Rajkot for the AIIMS project. It will be built at an estimated cost of one thousand one hundred 95 crore rupees and is expected to be completed by mid of 2022. The state-of-the-art 750-bed hospital will also have a 30-bed AAYUSH block. It will have 125 MBBS seats and 60 nursing seats.
Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present on the occasion.