Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) [India], October 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kothipura in Bilaspur district on Wednesday.
Spread over an space of about 247 acres, this Rs. 1471 crore 750-bedded premier medical institute would offer tremendous speciality medical therapy to folks of the area.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur thanked Prime Minister for dedicating developmental initiatives value Rs. 3653 crores to the State.
BJP nationwide president JP Nadda lauded the efforts and stated, “Despite the pandemic, ambitious project of AIIMS has been completed in a record time”.
The Prime Minister additionally inaugurated Rs. 140 crore Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla in Bilaspur and the laid basis stones of Rs. 350 crore Medical Devices Park to be arrange at Nalagarh and Pinjore-Nalagarh four-lane street challenge to be constructed below the Bharat Mala challenge at a value of Rs. 1,692 crore.
While addressing a mammoth public assembly at historic Luhnu floor in Bilaspur, the Prime Minister greeted the folks within the native Bilaspur dialect.
He stated, “All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Bilaspur would be known as the ‘Green AIIMS’ as it has been built in an eco-friendly manner and AIIMS Bilaspur would not only increase access to affordable healthcare in the State but also provide specialised health care facilities to the people of the region nearer to their homes”.
“The Centre Government during the last eight years has worked to ensure that benefits of development reach the remotest parts of the country”, PM added.
Prime Minister stated that the State of Himachal Pradesh has performed an important position in guarding the frontiers of the nation (Rashtra Raksha) and now the AIIMS would go a great distance in making Himachal a vacation spot for ‘Jeevan Raksha”.
Narendra Modi stated that Himachal Pradesh was one of many three states chosen for establishing a Bulk Drug Park and one of many 4 states chosen for a Medical Device Park. The credit score for this goes to the religion and assist the folks of the state have offered to the Centre Government.
He added that medical tourism was one other essential sector that wanted to be promoted in Himachal in order that when folks from the world over would come to India, they shall go to Himachal because the State has a good looking and wholesome setting.
Prime Minister additionally appreciated the work executed by the State Government within the Covid-19 vaccination drive and the efficient implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission. He stated that the social safety cowl offered by the State was additionally laudable and termed Himachal Pradesh a land of alternatives.
Earlier, on his arrival at AIIMS Bilaspur helipad, the Prime Minister acquired a heat welcome by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Chief Minister Thakur, Nadda, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur and the state cupboard Ministers.
The Prime Minister made a walkthrough of the Hospital Block, CT Scan Centre and Emergency and Trauma space of the AIIMS. The AIIMS authorities additionally made an illustration of the 3D Model of AIIMS earlier than the Prime Minister.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur whereas welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Dev Bhoomi Himachal stated, “People of the State would always remain indebted to the love and benevolence showered by the Prime Minister to the State”. He stated that offering AIIMS to a small State like Himachal Pradesh with solely 70 lakh inhabitants reveals the priority of the Prime Minister in direction of the event of the State and the welfare of the folks of Himachal Pradesh.
Thakur stated, “The present State Government was about to complete its five years tenure and during this period, the State Government ensured that State progress in all spheres of development”. He stated that developmental initiatives value Rs. 10,000 crores have been sanctioned for the State throughout this era by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and these initiatives would go a great distance in giving a lift to the event of the State.
Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for offering Bulk Drug Park for the State and stated, “this Park would be spread over 1,405 acres in Haroli and would prove a game changer for the people of the region”. He stated that the anticipated funding on this park was about Rs. 50,000 crores and would offer direct employment to over 30,000 individuals and 90 per cent of the challenge price with the utmost restrict of Rs. 1000 crore can be offered by the Government of India.
Member of Parliament and National BJP President JP Nadda stated that organising AIIMS exterior Delhi was a imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the primary AIIMS was established in Delhi method again in 1960.
He stated that Hydro Engineering College at Bandla in Bilaspur was additionally an enormous reward from the Prime Minister to the State and the Kol Dam Project was additionally began through the tenure of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and devoted to the State by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Nadda additional added that the work on the Luhri Project may be began solely after the BJP got here to energy on the Centre and the Atal Tunnel was additionally a present of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the folks of the State. “With the construction of this tunnel, the dream of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was fulfilled”, he added.
He stated that the Congress Government all the time ignored the pursuits of the State, whereas the standing of the particular class state was restored by Prime Minister. He stated that the 90:10 ratio for Central-State share for centrally sponsored initiatives was additionally restored through the tenure of the BJP and the Hatti Community of Sirmour district was additionally accorded tribal standing by the Prime Minister and with this their lengthy pending demand was fulfilled. He additional thanked the Prime Minister for not solely giving the State satisfactory illustration within the Government in addition to organisation, but additionally empowering frequent Himachali.
Anurag Singh Thakur stated that Himachal Pradesh has been lucky to all the time have the benevolence of the Prime Minister. He stated that it was by means of the robust management offered by the Prime Minister that India was at this time rising as a world energy.
“Administering over 200 crore vaccine dosages free of cost to the people of the country against corona vaccine and free ration to 80 crore people for 28 months during the pandemic and providing PM Kissan Samman Niddhi of Rs. 6000 per annum to the farmers of the country was only possible due to dynamic leadership of Narendra Modi”, he added.
Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Member of Parliament and State BJP President Suresh Kashyap, Member of Parliament Kishan Kapoor, Indu Goswami and Prof. Sikander Kumar shared the dais with the Prime Minister, whereas State Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of varied Boards and Corporation, Chief Secretary R.D. Dhiman, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu, Principal Secretaries Bharat Khera and Subhaseesh Panda have been additionally current on the event amongst others. (ANI)