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India’s health prowess: 22 new AIIMS, 648 medical colleges

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Amit Shah addressed the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Amrita Hospital as the Chief Guest in Kochi, Kerala.

At the event, while addressing the gathering, Shah said the Modi government has transformed the health sector in the country in the last nine years.

“The number of medical colleges was 387 in 2013-14, which has increased to 648 today. The number of MBBS seats have increased from 51,000 to 99,000, post-graduate seats have increased from 31,000 to 64,000 and 22 new AIIMS have been set up across the country. During the Covid-19 pandemic period, the work of providing more than 230 crore ‘Made in India’ Corona vaccines to 130 crore Indians has been done in India,” he said addressing silver jubilee celebrations of Amrita Hospital at Kochi in Kerala.

Shah said this is the year of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a big change has come in the country in the field of health. He said that the entire health expenditure up to Rs. 5 lakh has been made free for 60 crore poor people of the country under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. He said that there has been a lot of infrastructural development in the field of medical education.

On Amrita Hospital, Shah said that every work initiated by Amma in her life was always successful and this institute also exemplifies the same. “The institute, which started with 125 beds has emerged as one of the best institutes in the world with a capacity of over 1,350 beds, today. The institute is dedicated to the care of patients with excellence, innovation, and compassion, and is one of the best service centers in India A new era of service in the health sector has begun. With the blessings of Amma, it has also been announced to set up a state-of-the-art facility at the Amritapuri campus and Kochi campus. Its total area would be more than 1.85 lakh square feet. Amrita Multi-disciplinary Research Innovation and Translation Hub have emerged as a very prestigious institute in the field of research globally. These institutes are going to be set up in 1.85 lakh square feet area in Amritapuri, 20 thousand square feet in Chicago, 3 lakh square feet in Faridabad and 10 lakh square feet in Kochi,” he said.
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