To improve the health facilities in the country, the Centre is working on establishing a medical college in every district. While speaking at the silver jubilee celebration of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government is working on ensuring one medical college or post-graduate medical institute in every district.
PM Modi also said the country has seen rapid progress in setting up 22 more AIIMS in the country. PM Modi said that over the last five years, the country has added over 30,000 seats in MBBS and 15,000 seats in post-graduation programmes.
“A nation like ours has to have the proper medical infrastructure and medical education infrastructure. During the last six years, we in India have given top-most priority to reforms in health and medical education. We are broadly working on four pillars,” PM Modi said.
The prime minister inaugurated the one year-long silver jubilee celebration of RGUHS through video conferencing. While inaugurating the celebration he said: “In normal times, the celebrations would have surely been bigger. Had it not been for the global pandemic, I would have loved to be with you all in Bengaluru to mark this special day.”
Talking about the university he said that 25 years means this University is in the prime of its youth. This is the age to think even bigger and do even better. “I am confident that the University will continue to scale new heights of excellence in the times to come,” PM Modi said.