The government aims to set up at least one medical college in every district: PM Modi

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The Prime Minister said that about 6-7 years ago, only a few states had the facility of AIIMS. Today work is being done to take AIIMS to every state. The government also aims to have at least one medical college in every district of the country.

 Lauding the country's healthcare sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the government aims to set up at least one medical college in every district. In his address at an event in Rishikesh, the Prime Minister said, "Around 6-7 years ago, only a few states had AIIMS facilities. Today work is being done to take AIIMS to every state. We are working to rapidly build six AIIMS to build a strong network of 22 AIIMS. The government also aims to have at least one medical college in every district of the country.

Appreciating the contribution of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the development of Uttarakhand, the Prime Minister said, “Atal Ji had fulfilled the dream of building Uttarakhand. Atal Ji believed that connectivity is directly related to development. Due to his inspiration, today's work is being done to ensure connectivity through infrastructure at unprecedented speed and scale in the country.

He said that today the government does not wait for citizens to come to him with their problems and then take action. We are removing this misconception from the mindset and system of the government. Now the government directly goes to the citizens to solve their problems.

The Prime Minister also appreciated India's ongoing vaccination campaign and said, 'It is a matter of pride for every Indian that 93 crore doses of COVID vaccines have been given. Very soon, we will cross the 100 crore mark. India has shown the way to the whole world that by building the Co-WIN platform, vaccination campaigns can be carried out on such a large scale.

PM Modi said, 'On normal days, India used to produce 900 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen a day. As demand grew, India increased the production of medical oxygen by more than 10 times. It was an unimaginable goal for any country in the world, but India has achieved it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants set up under PM CARES Fund to the nation. The PMO statement said that the ceremony began at 11 am at AIIMS Rishikesh.