New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the Centre is committed to expanding the institutes of medical excellence to provide high-quality medical care for all.
The health minister inaugurated multiple facilities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal on Monday.
“The Government of India under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is deeply committed to expanding institutes of medical excellence for high-quality medical care for all,” Harsh Vardhan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“Dream of Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji is being fulfilled with a network of AIIMS across the country for superior healthcare for all citizens. He envisioned mitigating the regional imbalance in the healthcare management and teaching standards, after a long realization that AIIMS, Delhi was too much overburdened to cater to the entire nation. Therefore, in 2003 he announced PMSSY and under this scheme 6 regional AIIMS in various parts of the country. This was with great efforts of Sushma Swaraj ji and justified demand of the region that this institute was established at Bhopal. It is geographically and strategically the best location of such an Institute, which was formally announced on 16th July 2012 through an ordinance,” the minister further said.
Harsh Vardhan also informed that AIIMS Bhopal in the capacity of a Mentor Institute for combating the COVID-19 pandemic had supervised a total of 38 laboratories, institutes, and medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh.