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Over 31,000 MBBS, PG seats added in last four-and-half years: PM

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Underlining his Government’s commitment to boost healthcare delivery system, enabling people quality and affordable medical facilities, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said 31,000 MBBS and post-graduation seats in medical sector have been increased in last four and half-years.

Prime Minister made the statement at the interactive session with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana and store owners of Jan Aushadi Kendras.

“In the past four and half years, 15 new AIIMs have been either built or are being built and 31,000 MBBS and post-graduation seats in medical sector have been increased,” Modi said.

Asserted about the Government’s vision of holistic transformation of health sector, Prime Minister said all the stake holders related to health sector are working together to transform the sector.

Speaking about the benefits of the Jan Aushadi Kendras, he said:  “Medicines are available at fifty to ninety percent lower price than the market rates at Jan Aushadi Kendras.. The Kendras provide not only good quality medicines but also provide self-employment and create new employment opportunities”, PM said.

He added that more than five thousand Jan Aushadi Kendras have been opened in the past four and half years.

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