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Dec 31, 2020
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Prime Minister gives new mantra ‘Davai bhi, kadaai bhi’ to deal with Corona pandemic in New Year

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rajkot in Gujarat today through video conferencing.

Addressing the occasion, the Prime Minister said if 2020 was the year of health challenges, 2021 is going to become the year of health solutions. He stressed, India will play a major role in the health solutions as it played in meeting the challenges of 2020.

Given the competence of Indian medical professionals and service motivation, along with expertise like mass immunization experience India will provide smart and affordable solutions to the world. Health startups are integrating health solutions and technology and making health care accessible.  

The Prime Minister remarked that India's record of saving victims of Corona has been much better than other countries. He said in India, every necessary preparation about the vaccine is going on.

Stating that the country is preparing for mass vaccination, PM Modi said that the new year is "coming with the hope of treatment." He said he used to say ‘jab tak davai nahi dhilai nahi’ but now the mantra for 2021 should be: ‘Davai bhi, kadaai bhi’.

Mr Modi said, his government started working holistically in the health sector focusing on preventive care as well as modern treatment facilities. He said, over Rs 30,000 crore of poor‘s money has been saved due to Ayushman Bharat Yojana. This scheme has freed the people from the struggles of good treatment due to lack of money.

Congratulating Gujarat on developing huge medical infrastructure in the past two decades, the Prime Minister said, AIIMS will further strengthen the health network in the State.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said, the AIIMS will play a big role in ensuring the modern health care facility reaches to the last mile in the State.

AIR correspondent reports that for the AIIMS project, 201 acres of land has been allotted near Rajkot. It will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,195 crore and is expected to be completed by mid of 2022.
 
The state-of-the-art 750-bed hospital will also have a 30-bed AAYUSH block. It will have 125 MBBS seats and 60 nursing seats.


Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present on the occasion.

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