Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reiterated his Governments commitment to strengthen healthcare delivery system and make it more accessible and cost-efficient.
While speaking at a function during a daylong tour of Gujarat, he spoke on range of topics including education, governance and healthcare.
The coming of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- Ayushman Bharat will transform the health sector and ensure the poor get top class healthcare and that too at affordable prices, Prime Minister said.
He also underscored the need of good doctors and paramedical staff so that every citizen of the country would get best medical facilities.
The health sector requires good doctors, paramedical staff. We also want medical instruments to be made in India. The sector must also keep pace with the technological advancements globally, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister also highlighted that poor and the middle class should have access to affordable medicines. The Government of India has started Jan Aushadhi stores, which is reducing the prices of medicines, he said.
Prime Minister also spoke about role of medical colleges in augmenting healthcare delivery. Medical colleges and hospitals are coming up across Gujarat, not only helping patients but also those who want to study medicine, he said.