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Hon’ble PM virtually dedicates K. K. Patel Super Speciality Hospital in Bhuj

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Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Mansukh Mandvia keeps open 19 different departments of the hospital


Gandhinagar, Friday: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation K. K. Patel Super Speciality Hospital in Bhuj, Gujarat today via video conferencing. The hospital has been built by Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Samaj, Bhuj. He welcomed the attendees in Kutchi language and conveyed his best wishes.

Prime Minister appreciated that leaving the devastation caused by the earthquake behind, the people of Bhuj and Kutch are now writing a new destiny for this region with their hard work. “Today many modern medical services exist in this area. In this series, Bhuj is getting a modern, super specialty hospital today”, the Prime Minister said. This hospital is the first charitable super speciality hospital of the region which will act as guarantee of quality medical treatment for people of Kutch along with lakhs of soldiers, par military personnel and traders, the Prime Minister informed.

The Prime Minister elaborated that better health facilities are not limited only to the treatment of disease, they also encourage social justice. “When cheap and best treatment is available to the poor, his faith in the system is strengthened. If they get freedom from the worry of the cost of treatment, they work hard to get out of poverty with more determination”, the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister explained that in past years, all the schemes of the health sector have been implemented with this thought behind them.

Ayushman Bharat scheme has been instrumental in saving lakhs of crore rupees every year in the treatment of poor and middle class families along with Janaushadhi Yojana. Health and Wellness centres and campaigns such as the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Scheme are helping to make treatment accessible to all.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission is expanding the facilities for the patients. Modern and critical healthcare infrastructure has been developed through the Ayushman Health Infrastructure Mission in the district and being taken up to the block level. Hospital are being constructed in every district. Similarly, AIIMS are being established. Medical Colleges are expanding medical education and the country is likely to get record number of doctors in next 10 years.

Shifting to Gujarati, the Prime Minister said that ‘a situation has reached neither can I leave Kutch nor can Kutch leave me’. He talked about the recent expansion of medical infrastructure and education in Gujarat. He said today there are 9 AIIMS, more than three dozen medical colleges, up from 9 colleges earlier. Medical seats have increased from 1100 to 6000. Rajkot AIIMs has gone functional, and Civil Hospital Ahmedabad is getting 1500 bed infrastructure for mother and child care, he informed. Facilities for cardiology and dialysis have grown manifold.

Shri Modi, reiterated his focus on preventive approach to health and requested to keep the emphasis on cleanliness, exercise and Yoga going. He also emphasized importance of good diet, clean water and nutrition. He asked the Kutch region to celebrate Yoga day at a grand scale. He also asked the Patel community to promote Kutch festival abroad and increase the number of foreign tourists for the same. He also reiterated his call for 75 Amrit sarovars in every district.

Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that said that healthy society and individual is important in building a prosperous society and nation. Following the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and his commitment to the development of Kutch, Kutch has been sitting and running after the earthquake. Today new health services are being added in the fast growing Kutch district. With the opening of KK Patel Super Specialty Hospital, the people of Kutch will now be able to get treatment for serious and complex illnesses only in Bhuj.

36 basic health ambulance services have been launched today for the rural and vast area of Kutch. The service of 108 started by the then Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the year 2007 is commendable. At present about 800 ambulance services have become synonymous with life saving for the citizens.

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukhbhai Mandvia, kept open 19 different departments of the hospital. He further said that Kutch is living all over India are carrying out such service activities which is a matter of pride for all.

Gopalbhai Mavjibhai Gorsia delivered his welcome key address. On the occasion donors were honoured by CM.

Shri Pa. Pu. Mahant Purani Dharmanandandasji Swami, Leading Donor Shreshtisarva Agrani Shri Keshubhai Patel, President of Leva Patel Samaj Shri Veljibhai Pindoria, Mahendrabhai Patel Political Convener Committee Convener Shri Kaushalyaben Madhapariya, Former Chairman of Non-Reserved Commission Shri Hansrajbhai . Nimaben Acharya, Education Minister Shri Jitubhai Waghani, Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Hrishikeshbhai Patel, District Minister in charge and Minister of State for Education Shri Kirtisinh Vaghela, Kutch Morbi MP Shri Vinodbhai Chavda, District Panchayat President Shri Parulben Kara, Anjar MLA Shri Vasanbhai Ahirsa Shri, MLA Mandvi Mundra MLA Shri Virendrasinh Jadeja, Bhuj Taluka Panchayat President Shri Manjulaben Bhanderi, Nagarpalika President Shri Ghanshyam Thakkar and other dignitaries were present.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat