Country development linked to citizens’ health: Minister of Health of the Mandaviya Union
The health of citizens is important to the country’s development and the prime minister has taken steps to link the two, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday.
Previously, health was not linked to development. Linking health to development was started by Modi as chief minister of Gujarat, the minister said during the virtual cornerstone ceremony for four new medical schools in Rajasthan.
He said the changes underway in the health sector are meant to move the country forward.
“It’s a very important thing to link health to development. It is the foresight of Prime Minister Modi, ”he declared.
“Unless the citizens of the country are healthy, the society cannot be healthy, and when the society is not healthy, the nation cannot be healthy. Twenty years ago in Gujarat, Ma Amrutam Yojana was launched with sight and its results are seen by the citizens of the country, ”the minister said.
Mandaviya also said that more than 40 Petrochemical Technology Institutes (CIPETs) across the country are self-sufficient, earn their own income, and provide education to a lakh of students each year with a 95% placement.
Prime Minister Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for four new medical schools in Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh and Dausa districts in Rajasthan via video conference.
Modi also inaugurated the Jaipur Institute of Petrochemical Technology via video conference.