Yesterday, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Madurai. During this event, Modi announced that numbers are increasing in UG medicals. In the last four years, there has been an increase of 30 percent. He said, “Nearly one and a half lakh health and wellness centres are fulfilling the primary health needs.” He also said that the government is prioritizing the health sector through the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Under this yojana, the healthcare ministry is trying to achieve universal health coverage for the Indians and solve health issues holistically.
While the main focus for establishing AIIMS Madurai is to provide a high quality post-graduation and research medical centre, with 100 MBBS seats and 60 BSc Nursing seats, with an aim of serving 750 patients in the near future, the government is also looking forward to the tremendous success of The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. Under the The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (which was launched in 2003 for facilitating quality medical education in India), Modi said that the government will support modernization of medical colleges in India.