Addressing a large rally in Dibrugarh, Assam, Modi said 16 new AIIMS and a medical college in every district of the country will be established to provide the best medical treatment to the people.
“The policy has been changed so that students can be educated in medical colleges in their local language and mother tongue,” Modi said after the inauguration of Dibrugarh Cancer Center at Assam Medical College and Hospital.
Since Dibrugarh, the Prime Minister has virtually inaugurated seven cancer hospitals and laid the foundation stone for seven others across Assam.
The seven cancer hospitals which were inaugurated by the Prime Minister are in Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Tezpur, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Kokrajhar and Darrang, while the foundation stones were laid in the districts of Dhubri, Goalpara, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Nalbari, Nagaon and Tinsukia.
Cancer is a major problem in the northeast region, Modi said, adding that with the establishment of seven additional cancer hospitals and the laying of foundation stones for seven more such hospitals, patients would receive the best treatment. in their own district.
Modi said that with the efforts of the government, more than 900 drugs are now available at a very cheap price. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that with the opening and laying of foundation stones for these cancer hospitals with global calling facilities and services, not only the people of Assam ‘Assam and other northeastern states would benefit, but people in Southeast Asian countries would also benefit.
Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata, Central Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health Minister Keshab Mahanta among others also spoke at the rally. Governor of Assam Jagadish Mukhi, Central Minister Rameshwar Teli and former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi among others were also present at the event. Tata Trust has been instrumental in setting up these cancer hospitals in Assam.
Earlier in the day, addressing the first public gathering at Loringthepi in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, the Prime Minister said that with the restoration of peace, the resolution of insurgency issues and issues ethnic groups, development has accelerated in the northeastern region of India.
“With violent activity declining by 75% over the years, AFSPA (Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958) has recently been withdrawn from large parts of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur,” said Modi.