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Chief Minister re-launches “Aao Gaon Chale” campaign from Sardhav in Gandhinagar

    @ In the nine years of good governance under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, development has reached to each and every villages: CM

    • The holistic development of the poor-underprivileged has been prioritized at the centre of development politics
    • Even in the rural areas, the best health facilities are being provided at the Gram Panchayat level by setting up multispecialty hospitals
    • The world’s largest public health protection scheme Ayushman Bharat is a gift of the Prime Minister to the poor
    • Good governance is being realized through public service
    • More than 600 people have benefited from the disease diagnosis camp organized in Sardhav

    Gandhinagar, Sunday: Keeping in mind the health and well-being of the citizens of more than 90 villages of the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel re-launched the “Aao Gaon Chale” project of Indian Medical Association, Gujarat Branch from Sardhav of Gandhinagar district. While addressing to the gathering Chief Minister said that the advanced health services to the poor, underprivileged and rural people have expanded extensively in the 9 years of service of good governance and under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

    He said that under the guidance of Prime Minister the prevalence of medical education in the state has also increased and with the opening of more medical colleges, now approximately seven thousand doctors are available in the state every year.

    Not only this, the facilities of multispecialty hospitals are now available at the village level as well and as a result of that advanced curative treatment will also be available at rural level. The health cover of the world’s largest public health protection scheme ‘Ayushman Bharat’ has reached crores of needy people. At the core of this service is the spirit of good governance.

    The Chief Minister appreciated and wished the Indian Medical Association for its cooperation with the government through the project “Aao Gaon Chale” for the health well-being of the rural citizens. On this occasion, he also said that the country’s Union Minister for Home and Cooperation Shri Amit Shah has allocated five crore rupees each including health services to Sardhav and Randheja.

    On this occasion Minister of Health Shri Rushikesh Patel said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat, had created facilities for the overall development of the village in the city. He showed concerns for the health, education and girl education of the villagers. He believed in the fact that building infrastructure is necessary for development.

    By praising the works carried out by Chief Minister he said that Today, under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Sub District Hospitals and new Civil Hospitals are being constructed across the state.

    Gujarat has made efforts under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with the aim of establishing a medical college in every district of the state so that doctors are available at all these health centers. Because of this, 6350 doctors are being trained in Gujarat every year under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel. In the near future, this figure will reach 7000 per year with the construction of new medical colleges. The Health Minister said that the state government has increased the health assistance up to Rs 10 lakh from Rs. 5 lakh under the Ayushman Card.

    He also said that Gujarat is also a leader in the field of medical tourism due to the availability of best health facilities in Gujarat. On this occasion, the Health Minister also informed about the efforts being made by the state government for public awareness for non-communicable diseases.

    Former President of IMA Dr. Ketan Desai said that Mahatma Gandhi used to say that the soul of the country is in the village. It is hard to imagine the welfare of the country without the welfare of the villages. He added that in 1996, 70 percent health services are being provided at the urban level. Only 30 percent of health services are available at the village level. Doctors do not go to villages as 90 percent of medical colleges were in cities.

    Keeping this in mind, the rules for approval of medical colleges were brought in by the Medical Council to make health services more efficient at the village level. Due to these rules, today around 300 medical colleges are functioning in small towns or villages in the country. Doctors are key to making health care more accessible.

    “Aao Gaon Chale” program has been implemented by the Medical Association to provide affordable health services at the village level. Secretary of Indian Medical Association Dr. Anil Nayak said that, This association has more than 4 lakh 50 thousand doctors of the entire nation who are members of it.

    As part of a noble solution to the redressal that doctors do not go to villages, “Aao Gaon Chale” program has been implemented by the association. 1700 branches will adopt villages through this program and also medical facilities in the villages will be provided through this project.

    Through this campaign, the relationship between villagers and doctors will be strengthened.

    Through this program, along with creating awareness about vaccination, people will also be made aware about remaining healthy. He also said that Gujarat is at the forefront in terms of health sector in the country.Also, Gujarat is becoming the hub of the country in medical tourism. Gujarat is considered as a model state of the country in the field of health On this occasion, kits were distributed to TB patients by dignitaries and sanitary napkins were distributed to the girls.

    Dr. Bipin Patel gave vote of thanks during the conclusion of the program.

    On this occasion Gandhinagar District Panchayat President Shri Dilip Patel, Standing Committee Chairman Shri Jaswant Patel, Sarpanch of Sardhav Village Shri Kirit Patel, Revabhai Hospital Trustee Dr. K.T. Patel, Dr. KK Patel, IMA Gujarat State President Dr. Mahavir Singh, Industries & Mines Department Commissioner Dr. Dhaval Patel and a large number of sarpanches and villagers of the surrounding villages were present.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat