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PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission

The prime minister also inaugurated various development projects worth more than Rs 5,200 crore for his constituency

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh, in Varanasi. UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are also seen
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh, in Varanasi. UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are also seen

Prime Minister on Monday said the PM Health Infrastructure Mission will lead to the development of the infrastructure required to check and monitor diseases.

Addressing the launch event of PM Health Infrastructure Mission in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, PM Modi said, "The health scheme will also augment screening of diseases. Under this mission, the infrastructure required to check and monitor diseases will be developed. The Scheme has also provided free treatment to more than 2 crore poor people in hospitals."

The Prime Minister further said that the scheme will also provide employment opportunities to the people.

"Along with providing facilities, PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission will also provide employment opportunities to the people," he said.

PM Modi also slammed the previous governments at the Centre and said that the health infrastructure of the nation was not given attention for a long period of time after independence.

PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening infrastructure across the country. It will be in addition to the Health Mission, according to the PMO.

The objective of the scheme is to fill critical gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas.

It will provide support for 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres in 10 High Focus States. Further, 11,024 urban Health and Wellness Centres will be established in all the States.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, October 25 2021. 14:15 IST
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