“Philanthropist A.M. Naik and family set up Nirali Cancer Hospital to serve poor, have-nots, common man in South Gujarat”
“State Government’s Incentive Scheme under New Health Policy encourages Superspecialty Hospitals in remote areas”
“Aim is to make Gujarat-India world-class in healthcare with best medical infrastructure”
– Vijay Rupani
Gandhinagar, Saturday: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said the Gujarat Government has started the Incentive Scheme under the New Health Policy to provide good medical services with Superspecialty Hospitals for every needy person in remote areas of the state.
He was inaugurating the Nirali Cancer Hospital set up by the A.M. Naik Healthcare and Education Trust run by L&T Chairman Padma Vibhushan Anil Naik.
Mr. Rupani said this modern hospital equipped with best equipment should be useful for the poor, have-nots and common man in need in the predominantly tribal areas. He described the Naik family for their compassion and large heart for sharing their wealth in the larger interest of the society, and complimented him for the yeoman’s job of wiping the tears of the less fortunate.
He said the government has provided Mukhya Mantri Amritam Vatsalya Card to over 60 lakh families in the state for medical treatment of serious diseases like cancer free-of-cost up to Rs three lakh. The Pradhan Mantri has covered such families under Ayushman Bharat for providing medical treatment free-of-cost up to Rs five lakh.
Mr. Rupani termed the late Ms Nirali as a pious soul by stating that in her short life she has shown a new path of living to thousands of families. The Chief Minister also appreciated the Nayak family for spending its wealth in the fields of education and health for betterment of the society.
The Chief Minister also pointed out that due to the support and cooperation of many social servicing institutions, the nation is marching rapidly in the direction of ‘Atmanirbhar’. He also expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister for allocating AIIMS to Gujarat.
Mr. Rupani also expressed determination to make Gujarat-India as a leader of world class health care by strengthening the medical infrastructure in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Padma Vibhushan Awardee Mr. A. M. Nayak said that this hospital will bring a new era of hope and confidence in the society. “I am feeling happy that I was able to make contribution for my birth-place.”
The state-of-art hospital is offering wide scope of cancer care at the hospital and the entire region. The hospital has been built in memory of granddaughter of Mr. Nayak, who is also chairman of Larsen and Toubro Group.
The hospital will provide services such as Oncology, Diagnostics, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology as well as Pain Management, Physiotherapy and others for treating the cancer patients.
Those present at the function included A.M.N. Family Friends and Associates A.M. Naik, Geeta Naik, Preetha Reddy, BJP State President and Member of Parliament from Navsari C.R. Paatil, Member of Parliament from Surat Darshanaben Jardosh, Member of Parliament from Bardoli Prabhubhai Vasava, Forest and Environment Minister Ganpatsinh Vasava, MLAs and others.
It may be mentioned here that India’s Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu had laid the foundation of the 500-bed Nirali Multispecialty Hospital in March last year, adjoining the Cancer Hospital, will be ready by 2022.
Mr. Jignesh Naik delivered the welcome address and Mr. Y. S. Trivedi proposed a vote of thanks.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat