New Delhi, 29.06.18: Laying the foundation stone for National Centre for Ageing at AIIMS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that in the last four years the Centre has given priority to the health sector to provide modern healthcare to the people, especially the poor and middle class.
“Along with state governments, the Centre is trying to build infrastructure for modern healthcare all over the country. Because of policy interventions, we are moving towards a situation where we are providing good healthcare to the poor and middle class so that they don’t have to pay unnecessary costs,” Modi said.
The PM also inaugurated a 555-bed super speciality block at Safdarjung Hospital. He dedicated a 300-bed Vishram Sadan at AIIMS and opened a “connection motorable tunnel” between AIIMS, Ansari Nagar and the trauma centre.
“Our government has taken healthcare services beyond the boundaries of the health ministry and today the ministries of rural development, drinking water and sanitation, women and child development and Ayush have all got linked with the government’s vision to provide accessible and affordable healthcare to all,” the PM said.
Modi also talked about the National Health Protection Scheme that aims to provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh annually to 10 crore vulnerable families.