The Indian government is working to set up a medical college in every district of the country. While speaking at the silver jubilee celebration of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Bangalore, the Prime Minister said that the government is working to establish at least one medical college or postgraduate medical institute in every district.
According to the Prime Minister, the country has seen rapid progress in the area, with the government having set up 22 more All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
He added that over the past five years, the country has added more than 30,000 seats in MBBS and 15,000 seats in postgraduate programmes.
“During the last six years, we in India have given topmost priority to reforms in health and medical education. We are broadly working on four pillars,” the Prime Minister said.
The PM inaugurated the year-long silver jubilee celebration at RGUHS via video conferencing. “I am confident that the University will continue to scale new heights of excellence in the times to come,” he said.
He also praised the efforts of the frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“The virus may be an invisible enemy. But our warriors, medical workers are invincible. In the battle of invisible versus invincible, our medical workers are sure to win… Doctors and medical workers are like soldiers, but without the soldiers’ uniform,” he said.