Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted the significant advancements made in the health sector in Gujarat, stating that the state has become a prominent medical hub in India.
Modi made these remarks virtually at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Khodaldham Trust Cancer Hospital in Gujarat. He said, “For public welfare, Shree Khodaldham Trust has taken a step forward. From today, the work for Cancer Hospital and Research Centre will begin in Amreli.”
He noted that Gujarat has made remarkable progress in the health sector. “Today Gujarat is turning out to be a big medical hub in India. Till 2002, Gujarat had only 11 medical colleges however today, the number has risen to 40. In 20 years, the MBBS seats have gone up by five times,” he further added.
PM Modi stressed that the government is making efforts to ensure hassle-free treatment for cancer patients. “In the last nine years, almost 30 new cancer hospitals have been developed in the country. Work is underway at 10 new cancer hospitals,” he added.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi visited the Kothandaramaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday and offered prayers. This visit precedes the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Ram Lalla scheduled for tomorrow in Ayodhya.