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More AIIMS-like institutions coming up in country: Nadda

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

J P Saturday said the ministry is coming up with several AIIMS-like institutions and expanding the medical colleges' network in the country.

Nadda, the of and Family Welfare, was addressing the 35th convocation of the & Research (PGIMER) also the of the institute.

"We are coming up with various (AIIMS)-like institutions in several parts of the country. We are also expanding the network of our medical colleges in a big way by upgrading district hospitals to medical colleges," said while sharing details about initiatives taken by the central government.

He said the introduction of the government schemes like Ayushman Bharat will bring a complete change in delivering care services to the poor.

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Scheme(Ayushman Bharat ) has been implemented in PGIMER with effect from October 13, 2018, and approximately 177 patients have been treated under the scheme.

On this occasion, 1,886 students received degrees in different fields.

The honoured 35 gold medallists for outstanding research and academic excellence. Besides, 92silver medals and 95 bronze medals were also awarded to students from various specialities.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 20:10 IST