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Salient Points of PM’s address at the foundation stone laying ceremony of AIIMS, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

The Country celebrated Republic Day yesterday. In some ways, the laying of foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Madurai today reflects our vision of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”.


We all know that AIIMS in Delhi has cultivated a brand name for itself in health care.


With AIIMS in Madurai, we can say that this brand of health care has been taken to all corners of the country – from Kanyakumari to Kashmir to Madurai; and from Guwahati to Gujarat.


AIIMS at Madurai will be constructed at a cost of more than rupees sixteen hundred crores. It will benefit the entire population of Tamil Nadu.


The NDA Government is giving great priority to the heath sector, so that everyone is healthy and health-care is affordable.


Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, we have supported up gradation of Government Medical Colleges across India.

Today I am happy to inaugurate the Super Specialty Blocks of Madurai, Thanjavur and Tirunelveli Medical Colleges.


The speed and scale at which Mission Indradhanush is working is setting a new paradigm in preventive healthcare.


Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan is making safe pregnancy a mass movement.


The number of under-graduate medical seats have been increased by almost 30 percent in the last 4 and half years.


The launch of Ayushman Bharat is also a big step.