New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Assam on Thursday. During this he inaugurated 6 cancer hospitals in Assam. Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma were present during this. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Assam. Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Dibrugarh’s Khanikar Maidan said that today from this historic city, I remember Assamese pride, all the great children of Assam, who have contributed to the development of Assam, and respectfully bow down to all of them.
PM Modi said that today 7 new cancer hospitals of Assam have been inaugurated here. There was a time when even a single hospital opened in 7 years, it was considered a great enthusiasm. Today the time has changed, 7 hospitals are opening in a state in a day. PM Modi said, today the hospitals are with you, but I do not want the people of Assam to ever go to the hospital. I wish you good health. No one in your family should have to go to the hospital and I will be happy that all the hospitals that we have built remain empty. If the need arises, there should not be a chance to face death due to inconvenience, so we will be ready to serve you.
PM Modi said that in the past years, many essential cancer medicines, whose cost was high, have been halved. This has saved about Rs 1,000 crore to cancer patients every year. The Central Government has made available more than 900 medicines cheaply through Jan Aushadhi Kendras. PM Modi said that the network of primary health centers is being promoted in the form of wellness centers with a new strength in the country. Under Ayushman Bharat, the Government of India is also providing the facility of free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh. Before 2014 there were only 7 AIIMS, now there are 16 new AIIMS.
PM Modi said that in the last three decades, previous governments in Assam had extended AFSPA repeatedly as there was no improvement in the law and order situation. In the last eight years, AFSPA has been removed from most parts of the state due to the situation being brought under control. We are trying to take it back from the remaining parts as well. The Act is applicable in some areas of Nagaland, Assam and Manipur.
first published:April 28, 2022, 5:19 p.m.