scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Monday, November 29, 2021

Narendra Modi in Varanasi Highlights: PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Health Infra Mission in Varanasi

PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi, UP Highlights: The PM’s visit to Uttar Pradesh – which will also involve public meetings in both the districts — comes just months ahead of Assembly elections in the politically crucial state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi, Varanasi |
Updated: October 25, 2021 6:26:23 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission in Varanasi. (Photo: Twitter/@BJP4UP)

Narendra Modi in UP Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission from Varanasi on Monday. The PMO said it would be one of the largest pan-India scheme for strengthening healthcare infrastructure and will be in addition to the National Health Mission. It will provide support for 17,788 rural health and wellness centres in 10 high focus states.

Earlier in the day, Modi, while inaugurating nine medical colleges across the state, said Uttar Pradesh will soon become the medical hub of India.

The PM’s visit to Uttar Pradesh – which will also involve public meetings in both the districts — comes just months ahead of Assembly elections in the politically crucial state.

According to the Prime Minister’s office, at around 10.30 am in Siddharthnagar, PM Modi will inaugurate nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. “Subsequently, at around 1.15 pm in Varanasi, Prime Minister will launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana. He will also inaugurate various development projects worth more than ₹ 5,200 crore for Varanasi,” the PMO said.

Under the initiative, critical care services will be made available in all districts that have a population of over 5 lakh. It also envisions the setting up of integrated public health laboratories in all districts of the country, along with providing support for 17,788 rural health centres in 10 states.

Live Blog

PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh Highlights: PM Modi inaugurates 9 medical colleges; He will be visiting Varanasi at 1.45 pm to launch the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana; Follow this space for latest updates:

16:14 (IST)25 Oct 2021
As polls are impending, there's spree of inauguration of projects: Adhir Chowdhury

Reacting to PM Modi's event inaugurating 9 medical colleges in UP'S Congress'  Siddharthnagar, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "As polls are impending, there's spree of inauguration of developmental projects. If the hospitals existed earlier, people of UP could've been saved from Covid where we saw hundreds of bodies in river Ganga"

15:28 (IST)25 Oct 2021
'In 10-12 years, National will have no. of doctors more than that graduated in last 70 years'

"In the next 10-12 years, the nation is going to receive a number of doctors that will be more than the number of doctors that graduated out of medical colleges in the 70 years after independence," said PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi.

15:15 (IST)25 Oct 2021
There are innumerable benefits of establishment of a medical college: PM Modi

The establishment of a medical college ramps up the entire healthcare eco-system of an area. The benefits are innumerable.

14:32 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Infrastructure to check, monitor diseases will be developed, says PM Modi

Addressing the gathering in Varanasi, PM Modi said under the scheme, infrastructure required to check and monitor diseases would be developed. "The health scheme will also augment screening of diseases. Under this mission, infrastructure required to check and monitor diseases will be developed. The Ayushman Bharat Scheme has also provided free treatment to more than 2 crore poor people in hospitals," PM Modi said.

14:13 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Nation successful in fight against Covid-19: PM Modi

In its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has achieved a major milestone of administering 100 crore vaccine doses. With the blessings of Baba Vishwanath, Ma Ganga and the trust of the people of Kashi, the campaign of 'Sabko vaccine, muft vaccine' is going ahead successfully: PM Modi in Varanasi

13:44 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Watch: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission
12:49 (IST)25 Oct 2021
PM Modi to launch Health Infrastructure Mission in Varanasi next

After Siddharthnagar, PM Modi will visit his constituency Varanasi and launch the PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission at around 1.15 pm. Its objective is to fill gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas. Under PMASBY, a national institution for health, four new national institutes for virology, a regional research platform for WHO South East Asia Region, nine biosafety level-III laboratories, five new regional national centres for disease control will be set up, the PMO said.

12:17 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Colleges a gift to the people of UP: PM Modi

Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the colleges, Prime Minister Modi said, “The nine medical colleges will fulfil the dreams of a healthy India. They are a gift to the people of the state.” Modi said that these nine colleges will create over 5,000 employment opportunities and around 2,500 hospital beds will be added.

11:58 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Explained: What is Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on Monday to inaugurate what is being touted as “India’s largest scheme to scale-up health infrastructure”. The Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is aimed at ensuring a robust public health infrastructure in both urban and rural areas, capable of responding to public health emergencies or disease outbreak.

Ahead of the mission’s launch, the Prime Minister inaugurated nine medical colleges from Siddharthnagar, in the presence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. He will also inaugurate other development projects worth Rs 5,200 crore for Varanasi in the poll-bound state. Read More

11:50 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Purvanchal will become medical hub, earlier govt left people to suffer from diseases: PM

Hitting out at the previous regimes, PM Modi said the earlier governments were busy filling up the family lockers and earning for themselves. "Has it ever happened before that nine colleges were inaugurated? The reason is political priorities. Our priority is to save poor people's money and provide them facilities," PM Modi said. "The earlier govt had left people of Purvanchal to suffer from diseases, but now it will become a medical hub of Northern India," the PM said.

11:43 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Purvanchal's image was ruined by previous govts, says PM Modi

Purvanchal's image was ruined by previous govts, says PM Modi PM Narendra Modi said Purvanchal's image was ruined by the previous Opposition governments. “The same region will now infuse new hopes... people of UP can't forget how Yogiji had highlighted about UPs poor medical system in Parliament, despite not being a CM,” Modi added.

11:38 (IST)25 Oct 2021
New medical colleges will employ 5,000 doctors, paramedics: PM

Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said naming the new medical college in Siddharthnagar after Madhav Babu was a tribute to his service. "Madhav Babu's name will also inspire young doctors who come out of here to continue to serve the people," PM Modi said. "With the construction of 9 new medical colleges, about 2,500 new beds have been created, new employment opportunities have been created for more than 5,000 doctors and paramedics," PM Modi added.

11:30 (IST)25 Oct 2021
People of UP seeing real development under Yogi Adityanath: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh from Siddharthnagar. The nine medical colleges are in the districts of Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur.

11:15 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Watch: Prime Minister Modi inaugurates 9 medical colleges
11:03 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Medical education, governance has improved under PM Modi: Mansukh Mandaviya

Opening 9 medical colleges in a day is no small thing. These medical colleges will benefit both the present and future generations. Under PM Modi, medical education and governance have improved. The Centre has set up 157 medical colleges in the country: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

10:54 (IST)25 Oct 2021
PM Modi reaches Siddharthnagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Siddharthnagar. He was escorted by CM Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel to an exhibition. He was also gifted an idol of Lord Buddha by the UP Chief Minister. (ANI)

10:41 (IST)25 Oct 2021
PM Modi to flag off 9 medical colleges in Siddharthnagar

According to the Prime Minister’s office, at around 10.30 am in Siddharthnagar, PM Modi will inaugurate nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh.

10:28 (IST)25 Oct 2021
PM to launch key healthcare scheme from Varanasi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit on Monday Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar district and his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, where he will launch the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY) along with other development projects worth Rs 52,00 crore.

The PM’s visit to Uttar Pradesh – which will also involve public meetings in both the districts — comes just months ahead of Assembly elections in the politically crucial state. UP goes to the polls early next year. Read More

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspects the preparations for the public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Mehndi Ganj in Varanasi. (Photo: PTI)

Eye on caste votes in UP polls, BJP starts community meetings

With an eye on UP’s caste equations ahead of the assembly elections to be held in a few months, the ruling BJP Sunday held the first of a series of ‘Samajik Pratinidhi Sammelan’, or meetings for representatives of society, with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressing a gathering of the “Prajapati samaj”, an OBC segment associated with the state’s community of potters.

Party leaders told The Indian Express that the BJP plans to hold 27 such conventions across the state till October 31. These sammelans come at a time when the Opposition SP has been taking out yatras to connect with communities whille the BSP has held conventions aimed at the Brahmin community.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.