On Monday, PM Modi launched PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission of Rs 64,000 crore in his constituency Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It was inaugurated to reduce the gap between village and city and to improve the health care network in next four to five years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Those whose governments remained in the country for a long time, instead of the all-around development of the country’s healthcare system, kept it deprived of facilities. The PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission aims to tackle this deficiency.”
PM Modi also congratulated India to achieve the mark of one billion vaccine doses in the fight against the deadly coronavirus. He further extended his greetings for Diwali and Chhath.
PM Modi said, “In its fight against Corona pandemic, the nation has achieved a major milestone of administering 100 cr vaccine doses.With blessings of Baba Vishwanath, Maa Ganga & trust of people of Kashi, the campaign of ‘Sabko vaccine, muft vaccine’ is going ahead successfully.”
For Varanasi, several development projects were inaugurated by PM of worth more than ₹5,200 crore. While addressing the event, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath thanked PM Modi to inaugurate missions and schemes for Varanasi.
The aim of Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is to reduce or remove the gap in public health care infra. It helps to bring development in urban and rural areas. As per news agency PTI, this scheme will provide support for 17,788 rural health and wellness centres in 10 high focus states.