Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the National Centre for Aging at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
Having a capacity of 200 general ward beds for the older population, this key project of the Modi government will provide multi-specialty healthcare.
"This National Centre for Ageing will be specialised centres of excellence for geriatric care. They will develop manuals for home care and provide training to the specialists and formulate protocols in areas of elderly care," PTI quoted a Health Ministry official in April.
Besides that, PM Modi has also inaugurated the 300-bed Power Grid Vishram Sadan in AIIMS and the Connection Motorable Tunnel between AIIMS, Ansari Nagar and Trauma Centre.
Later in the day, the prime minister kick-started the 555-bed Super Specialty Block in Safdarjung Hospital. The 500-bed new emergency block in Safdarjung Hospital has been dedicated to the nation.
Here are the Highlights:
# 11:41 AM: I had urged the doctors of the country to provide free check up to pregnant women once in a month. Thousands of doctors came forward for this task. I admire every medical professional in this campaign: PM Modi.
# 11:32 AM: India will be TB free within 2025. I trust the medical sector of the country that they will work with full commitment on this challenge, says Modi.
# 11:29 AM: Dialysis centers are being made in almost every district of the country. Free dialysis facility is being provided to the poor. So far 2.5 lakh patients have benefited from this. Earlier, while poor had to go 100-200 km for free dialysis, now they are getting this facility in their own district: PM Modi.
# 11:26 AM: The vision of our government is not limited to just hospitals, illness, medicines and modern facilities. The National Health Policy has been created to help the citizens of our country, which will ensure treatment, eliminate the causes of sickness at low cost: Narendra Modi.
AIIMS पर बढ़ते दबाव को देखते हुए दिल्ली में इसके सभी कैंपसों की क्षमता को बढ़ाया जा रहा है। आज 300 करोड़ रुपए से अधिक की लागत से बनने वाले नेशनल सेंटर फॉर एजिंग का शिलान्यास हुआ है। ये सेंटर 200 Beds का होगा : पीएम मोदी pic.twitter.com/h4YOeCw8KU— BJP (@BJP4India) June 29, 2018
# 11:25 AM: A healthcare system is being created for New India, where there are better hospitals, more beds, better facilities, excellent doctors. Our government is upgrading 58 district hospitals into medical colleges. Under this project, 24 new medical colleges have been announced, says Modi.
# 11:24 AM: Hospitals are equipped with more facilities while health facilities are being provided to far-flung areas of the country, Modi at AIIMS Delhi.
# 11:23 AM: The government's efforts are to ensure well-developed health infrastructure around all the big cities, strengthening it along with similar features. The government is working at two broad level to deliver infrastructure to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities: PM Modi.
# 11:21 AM: In the last four years, the country has been given a new direction to public healthcare. After one central intervention of the central government, we are moving towards the situation where the poor and middle class of the country should not wander for better health services, do not have to spend unnecessary expenditure, says Modi.
# 11:20 AM: Rs 1300 crores have been spent to modernise the Safdarjung hospital. An emergency block and a super specialty block of the hospital have been dedicated to the nation: Narendra Modi
# 11:17 AM: Keeping in mind the increasing pressure on the AIIMS, the capacity of its campuses in Delhi has been increased. Today the foundation stone of the National Center for Aging, which was built at a cost of more than 300 crores, has been laid. This section will have 200 general ward beds: PM Modi
# 11:02 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of National Centre for Aging at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.
LIVE : PM Modi lays foundation stone of National Aging Centre at AIIMS, New Delhi. https://t.co/PjswdT9rNi— BJP (@BJP4India) June 29, 2018
# 07:30 AM: PM Modi to lay foundation stone of National Centre for Aging at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.
During his visit to the Delhi AIIMS, Modi has also visited former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is currently undergoing treatment for a urinary tract infection at the hospital.