Medicare Holds Key To Social Justice: PM

Making health care accessible to all - PM at KK Hospital's virtual event

Medicare Holds Key To Social Justice: PM

Freedom from worries helps fight poverty, says Modi

PM Modi stressed that Government’s health schemes are being implemented with the thought of encouraging social justice

NEW DELHI, Apr 15 (The CONNECT) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that improved health facilities are not only cater to the treatment of diseases, but are instrumental in ensuring social justice.

“When affordable and best treatment is available to the poor, their faith in the system is strengthened. If they get freedom from the worry of the cost of treatment, they work hard to get out of poverty with more determination”, Modi said while dedicating to the nation K. K. Patel Super Speciality Hospital in Bhuj, Gujarat, via video conferencing

He explained that in past years, all the schemes of the health sector have been implemented with this thought of encouraging social justice behind them.

For instance, Ayushman Bharat scheme has been instrumental in saving lakhs of crore rupees every year in the treatment of poor and middle-class families along with Janaushadhi Yojana. Health and Wellness centres have been helping to make treatment accessible to all, Modi said.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission is expanding the facilities for the patients. Modern and critical healthcare infrastructure has been developed through the Ayushman Health Infrastructure Mission in the district and being taken up to the block level. Hospital are being constructed in every district. Similarly, AIIMS are being established. Medical Colleges are expanding medical education and the country is likely to get record number of doctors in next 10 years, Modi explained.

The Prime Minister appreciated that the people of Bhuj and Kutch, leaving the devastation caused by the earthquake behind, are now writing a new destiny for this region with their hard work.

This hospital is the first charitable super speciality hospital of the region which will act as guarantee of quality medical treatment for people of Kutch along with lakhs of soldiers, par military personnel and traders,  the Prime Minister informed.

Modi, reiterated his focus on preventive approach to health and requested to keep the emphasis on cleanliness, exercise and Yoga. He also emphasized importance of good diet, clean water and nutrition. He asked the Kutch region to celebrate Yoga Day on a grand scale.

He also asked the Patel community to promote Kutch festival abroad and work on attracting a large number of foreign tourists for the event.

The addition of K K Patel Super Specialty Hospital, the third by Marengo Asia Healthcare network, takes the total bed strength to 1300 plus, with approximately 3500 employees, and about 450 doctors.

Dr Raajiv Singhal, Founding Member, Managing Director & CEO, Marengo Asia Healthcare said, “Our vision is to bring the best of global expertise, clinical excellence, and technological advancements across our network of hospitals to ensure no patient goes untreated. We believe in providing comprehensive healthcare where we will address every need of each patient with a ‘Patient First’ approach.”

CIMS (Marengo Asia network Hospital) will share clinical expertise and manage the entire day to day operations of the KKPH Hospital. The endeavour is to manage all complex cases at K K Patel Hospital through the medical expertise of CIMS Hospital.KKP Super Speciality hospital will commence its operations in super-specialised services like Cardiac Sciences, Oncology, Nephrology, Urology, Emergency & Trauma, Neurosurgery, cancer care   etc. The hospital is fully equipped with latest medical equipments, such as Cardiac Cath lab, CT & MRI besides complete advanced diagnostics services. The hospital is also equipped with the best of clinical talent, processes, and infrastructure.

Dr Keyur Parikh, Chairman, CIMS says, “We are building a strong healthcare network in Gujarat that will replicate their presence from CIMS at K K Patel Hospital as well. We have witnessed patients to the tune of 20-25% travelling out of the city in search of clinical excellence and expertise. These will be available at the doorstep for the approximately two and half million population of Kutch District with advanced treatment solution, a facility they were not benefitted by in the past. The advanced technology, infrastructure and treatment solutions combined will ensure people from Bhuj do not travel out of the city for medical expertise.”.

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