Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday dedicated the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in S A S Nagar district of Punjab to the nation. He was accompanied by Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Union Minister Jeetendra Singh and AnandpurSahib MP Manish Tiwari. Prime Minister also met the patients in the hospital after inaugurating the cancer hospital. The 300 bedded state of the art Homi Bhabha cancer hospital and research center built at a cost of approximately Rs 684 crore would bolster the cost effective cancer treatment in the State and it would also provide cancer treatment facility to the people of Northern India. Addressing the gathering, Modi said that while celebrating 75 years of Independence the country has resolved to move towards a Viksit Bharat. Healthcare is an important pillar in achieving this vision. As a progressive nation, it is imperative for us to also focus on the mental well-being of citizens & create awareness regarding mental illnesses, he said. The prime minister said that to lead a country towards progress, the healthcare facilities must be progressive too. Only then will the energy of the people be vested in the correct direction. He also said that world-class technology is an important pillar in our vision of holistic healthcare. Through telemedicine, patients in even remote areas can get consultation with doctors.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Amrita Hospital in Faridabad district of Haryana. Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, the super-speciality hospital will be equipped with 2,600 beds.The hospital, which is being constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs. 6000 crores, will provide state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the people of Faridabad and the entire NCR region. The hospital, founded by Mata Amritanandamayi 'Amma', is the largest and state-of-the-art hospital in the region. Haryana Chief Minister said that with the opening of this hospital, not only the health facilities available to the people of the state will increase but people from neighbouring states will also be benefited.
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