Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he dreams of creating at least one medical school and one technical establishment in every state that provides education in the local language.
He spoke at a meeting after the launch of the Assam Mala program to modernize national highways and lay the foundations for two medical schools. “There is no shortage of talent in remote villages and areas. I have a bold dream that every state has at least one medical school and one technical institution that provides education in the local language, ”he said, promising to create such facilities in Assam after the general elections.
He said it will improve healthcare in remote areas as more and more doctors can reach people in their native languages and understand their problems. The two medical schools and hospitals will be located in the Biswanath and Charaideo districts. He claimed that Assam has experienced unprecedented development in the past five years with increasing development in health and infrastructure. There were only six medical schools in the state in 2016, but six more have been added in just five years.
The number of openings in medical schools has increased from 725 to 1,600, he said. The Prime Minister said that the “Asom Mala” program will create new opportunities. Under this program, the Department of Public Works (PWD) will modernize national highways. Modi said that he has always linked the condition of the tea garden workers to the development of Assam. “But documents have emerged showing that a conspiracy has emerged outside the country to smear Indian tea. I am sure that the tea workers in Assam will give these forces an adequate response,” he said.
He stated without elaborating. The Asom Mala program, costing Rs 8,210, will link rural highways and roads and high-speed corridors. The Biswanath Hospital and Medical College will be established at an estimated cost of Rs 565 billion and Rs 557 billion will be spent on the Charaideo facility. Each will have 100 seats and will serve as a center for medical education and enhance the doctor-patient relationship.