‘Digitisation of health services for quick medical treatment underway’

‘Digitisation of health services for quick medical treatment underway’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone and dedicates the six cancer hospitals to the Nation at Khanikar ground in Dibrugarh on ThursdayANI

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that digitisation of the health services is underway in India to provide the best, quick and trouble-free medical treatment and various health services to the people.

Addressing a big rally in Assam's Dibrugarh, Modi said that 16 new AIIMS and one medical college in each district of the country will be set up to provide the best medical treatment to the people.

"Policy has been changed so that students can be taught in the medical colleges in their local languages and mother tongue," Modi said after inaugurating the Dibrugarh Cancer Centre at the Assam Medical College and Hospital.

From Dibrugarh, the Prime Minister virtually inaugurated seven cancer hospitals and laid the foundation stone for seven more across Assam.

The seven cancer hospitals that were inaugurated by the Prime Minister are in Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Tezpur, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Kokrajhar and Darrang while foundation stones were laid at Dhubri, Goalpara, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Nalbari, Nagaon and Tinsukia districts.

Cancer is a major problem in the northeastern region, Modi said adding that with the setting up of seven more cancer hospitals and laying of the foundation stones of seven more such hospitals, the patients would get the best treatment in their district itself.

Modi said that with the government's efforts, over 900 medicines are now available at a very cheap rate. Assam Chief Minister HimantaBiswaSarma said that with the opening and laying of foundation stones of these cancer hospitals with world call facilities and services, not only the people of Assam and other northeastern states would be benefited, but the people of the South-East Asian countries would also be benefited.

Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata, central minister SarbanandaSonowal, Health Minister KeshabMahanta among others also spoke to the gathering. Assam Governor JagadishMukhi, central Minister RameshwarTeli and former Chief Justice of India RanjanGogoi among others were also present at the event. Tata Trust has contributed a lot to set up these cancer hospitals in Assam.

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