Hon. PM Shri Narendra Bhai Modi dedicates Vadnagar Medical College – Himatnagar Hospital
On the second day of his visit to Gujarat, Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendrabhai Modi today visited his hometown Vadnagar. After becoming Prime Minister it for the first time that Mr. Modi visits his hometown. Inaugurating various developments works at Vadnagar he said that people of Vadnagar have given me immense love and said “I bow down my head and heartily bow down to the land of Vadnagar”. Taking new energy form my motherland, I will work more and make more efforts for the development of the nation than I did before.
Archaeological historic town-Vadnagar has many heritage histories, before 2500 years Vadnagar was known as Anandpur. Vadnagar will be developed as tourist attraction center said Mr. Modi. He expressed his hope to build a hanging bridge on the Sharmistha lake of Vadnagar.
After the Government of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, after 15 years, the Center Government has made a health policy. To accelerate this policy, the current government has decided to set up one medical college between four Lok Sabha constituencies across the country, announced Mr. Modi while inaugurating the medical college in Vadnagar. Excellent professors are required to prepare excellent doctors in medical colleges. With the aim of providing the best professors in the medical college, the Central Government has tried to give the best professors to the medical colleges of the country by increasing the post graduation (PG) seats by 6000 this year, he added.
After inaugurating the medical college and Himmatnagar hospital built at a cost of Rs 500 crore, Mr. Modi said that, Cleanliness is necessary for Health Guarantee. In the cleanliness campaign, Gujarat has achieved the best results in open defecation through the mass movement.
After 15 years, the Central Government has started a health policy and has started a campaign to vaccinate children, when people adopt this health campaign as a program to create a mass movement, children will be satisfied with their medical securities, accepting this the doctors of the nation provided free medicines and medical treatment to 85 lakh poor pregnant women on 9th of every month. The mortality rate of mothers and children has decreased rapidly in the last three years.
Mr. Modi inaugurated the Mission Indradhanush Intensive Vaccination Campaign by giving the dose of vaccination to the child. In addition to this Mr. Modi distributed E-tablet to women employees and health-related posters and information leaflets were also released.
Mr. Modi visited his school in Vadnagar and also worshiped at Hatskeshwar Mahadev temple in Vadnagar. He inaugurated Medical College built at a cost of Rs.600 crore, Himmatnagar Hospital built at a cost of Rs. 650 crore, Vadnagar seva sadan built at a cost of Rs. 92.81 crore and town hall and banquet hall built at a cost of Rs. 5.45 crore. Besides this he laid foundation stone of Suez Treatment Plant to be built at a cost of more than Rs. 28 crore, Science College to be built at a cost of Rs. 23 crore. He also inaugurated renovated iconic bus terminals of Vadnagar built at a cost of Rs 10.53 crore.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mr. Jagat Prakash Nadda from the land of Vadnagar said that the look of vadnagar will be changed with the medical college and hospital.
The surrounding villagers will get healthcare services quickly. Mission Vaccination Program has also been started in Gujarat’s Banaskantha, Kutch and Bhavnagar districts. Under this universal vaccination program vaccination services will be provided to 13 lakh children and 14 lakh pregnant women of the state of Gujarat, he added.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated or laid the foundation stones of development projects worth Rs.12,000-crore during his current two-day visit to the state. The stone laid for the new medical college at Vadnagar in north Gujarat will be the eighth such government medical college for rural area. With the announcement of APMC yard, he said, the Central Government has solved most of the people’s problems.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said that it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to his home town after assuming office three-and-a-half years back, a matter of proud for the town dwellers. His priority has always been education and health even when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat for 13 years.
Minister of State for Health Shankarbhai Choudhry said that Gujarat’s youth need not go for medical studies to other states after steep increase in the number of seats in medical, dental, physiotherapy and ayurvedic colleges in Gujarat.
Those present on the occasion included Vidhan Sabha Speaker Ramanlal Vora, former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, Labour & Employment Minister Dilipkumar Thakor, Union Minister Haribhai Chaudhary, MP JAyashriben Patel, MLAs Narayanbhai Patel, Rajnibhai Patel, Rishikesh Patel, Parliamentary Secretary Bharasinh Dabhi and Purnesh Modi.