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Doctors in record numbers in next 10 years, announces PM Modi

Earlier, only 1,000 students used to get admission in medical colleges of Gujarat, now around 6,000 students get admission in these colleges, PM Modi said, explaining how the number of doctors will rise

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on said today that the country would get a record number of doctors in the next 10 years due to his government’s policy of establishing at least one medical college in every district. Prime Minister Modi was speaking after dedicating to the nation a 200-bed KK Patel Mutli-speciality Hospital in Bhuj in Gujarat via video-conferencing. The hospital has been built by the Leuva Patel community.

“The goal of having at least one medical college in every and ensuring that medical education was in reach of everyone will in the country getting a record numbers of doctors after 10 years,” the prime minister said.

Two decades ago, Gujarat had just nine medical colleges, but the medical education scenario has improved vastly in the last 20 years, Modi said.

“Now the state has one AIIMS and over three dozen medical colleges. Earlier, only 1,000 students used to get in medical colleges of Gujarat, now around 6,000 students get admission in these colleges. AIIMS in Rajkot has started admitting 50 students from 2021,” Modi said, explaining why he was optimistic about the number of doctors India would have in its population soon.

Recalling the destruction caused by the in 2001, Modi said the people of Bhuj and Kutch were “now writing the new fate of this region with their hard work”.

“Today, there are many modern medical services in this area. In this episode, Bhuj is getting a modern, super-specialty hospital today,” the prime minister said.

Modi noted that the meaning of ‘better health facilities’ is not restricted only to the treatment of diseases but also to social justice.

“When a poor man get access to affordable but good treatment, his faith in the system gets stronger,” Prime Minister Modi said.

KK Patel Super Speciality Hospital has been built by Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Samaj, Bhuj. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, it is the first charitable super speciality hospital in Kutch. With 200 beds, according to the PMO, the hospital “provides super speciality services such as Interventional Cardiology (Cathlab), Cardiothoracic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Nephrology, Urology, Nuclear Medicine, Neuro Surgery, Joint Replacement and other supportive services like laboratory, radiology etc.”

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