“(It is) important that we have AIIMS in all states, so that needy from states get required care and attention in their states,” said an official tweet quoting Vardhan on Friday.
Official sources said the new health minister is keen on fulfilling the big-ticket promise of having an AIIMS in all states, a promise which BJP made in its manifesto.
He will soon be writing to all state governments seeking their views on this issue, the sources said.
(The All India Instritute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi)
Vardhan, a professional doctor himself, has stressed the importance of people getting all due medical care in their home states so that they don’t have to travel to Delhi and other metropolitan cities.
As part of its promise to provide universal health care, BJP had promised setting-up of an AIIMS in all states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked all his ministerial colleagues to set a 100-day agenda with focus on efficient governance, delivery and implementation of programmes.
Modi discussed with them the priorities they have set in their respective ministries. Getting down to business, the Prime Minister yesterday asked his Cabinet colleagues to set a 100-day agenda with focus on efficient governance, delivery and implementation of programmes.
(Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing his first Cabinet meeting with his ministers)
Believing that the progress of states is crucial for the country’s development, he also instructed his council of ministers to give priority to the issues brought forth by the state governments as also the MPs. The directives were given by Modi at a Cabinet meeting here in the context of his 10-point vision which includes increasing investment, completing infrastructure projects in time-bound manner and exploiting the natural resources to the country’s benefit.
A number of governors also met the Prime Minister on Friday. Those who made the courtesy calls and conveyed their best wishes to Modi were Jagannath Pahadia (Haryana), ESL Narasimhan (Andhra Pradesh), NN Vohra (Jammu & Kashmir) and VK Duggal (Manipur).