Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated state-of-the-art super speciality Rasilaben Sevantilal Shah Venus hospital in Surat. He expressed happiness that this hospital will also serve the people under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
Addressing a public gathering, PM Modi said that his government is working for a healthy India.
He mentioned the pro-poor steps taken by the government and the initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyaan and Mission Indradhanush played a vital role in the decline in the mortality rate.
In a befitting reply to those who made a mockery of PM’s announcement of Swachta Abhiyan from the Red Fort, Modi said that today due to extensive sanitation drive, 97% population has access to clean toilets now. He also emphasized the importance of preventive health care and said the world has recognized the role of Yoga for wellness.
Modi said that Ayushman Bharat Scheme will create an entirely new ecosystem which helps to create healthier India. The scheme will boost set up of new hospitals in tier 2-3 cities, which also increases job opportunities in the healthcare sector, he added.
He said that more number of generic medicines are now available for the people which will not only reduce the cost of health care but also save many precious lives.
PM Modi also congratulated Gujarat for first implementing the 10% reservation quota for economically weaker section.