Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University in Lucknow on Wednesday. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers, and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion PM Modi said that, it is also a coincidence that on the day of Good Governance Day, the statue of Atal ji has been unveiled in the building from which the UP government runs. This magnificent statue of him will inspire people working in Lok Bhavan for good governance and public service, he added.
The Prime Minister said that it is a privilege for him to lay the foundation stone of the institute related to health education dedicated to Atal ji since Lucknow has been the parliamentary seat of Atal ji for years. The Prime Minister reminded that Atal ji used to say that life cannot be seen in pieces, it has to be seen in totality. The same is true for the government, the same is true for good governance. Good governance is also not possible until we think of the problems in totality, in totality, he added.
PM listed out his government’s road map for the health sector, working on Preventive healthcare, Expanding Affordable Healthcare, Supply Side Interventions, ie ensuring supply in view of every demand of this sector and Mission Mode intervention. He also said that from Swachh Bharat to Yoga, from Ujjwala to Fit India Movement and to promote Ayurveda with all these – every such initiative is making its important contribution in prevention of diseases. He said that construction of more than 1.25 lakh wellness centers in rural areas of the country is the key to Preventive Health Care. These centers, by catching the early symptoms of the disease, will prove to be helpful in their treatment in the beginning. Due to Ayushman Bharat, about 70 lakh poor patients of the country have been given free treatment, of which about 11 lakh are here only in UP, he added.
Prime Minister said that the campaign launched by the government here to make sanitation and health facilities accessible from village to village, is a big step towards making life easier for the people of UP. He added that Good governance for his government means- Hearing everyone, Services reaching every citizen, Every Indian getting opportunity, Every citizen feeling safe and accessibility should be ensured in every system of government. He said that in the post-independence years, we have given the highest emphasis on rights and requested the people of Uttar Pradesh that we have to give equal emphasis on our duties, our obligations now. We have to remember right and obligation together and always, he added. He elaborated that Good education, accessible education is our right, but the safety of institutions of education, respect for teachers, we have an obligation. He concluded that we should fulfill our responsibilities, achieve our goals, this should be our resolve on Good Governance Day, this is the expectation of the people, this was also the spirit of Atal ji.