Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi at the 'Arogya Manthan' event on Tuesday. The event marked the one year anniversary of 'Ayushman Bharat'. In his speech, the Prime Minister spoke about the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there will be 11 lakh new jobs in the medical sector in the coming years, "There has been an increase in medical demand due to Ayushman Bharat. The poor are also reaching hospitals to get treated,earlier they could not even think of getting treatment in Private Hospitals. We are seeing an increase in the quality of Medical infrastructure in small cities and towns as well. There are going to be many hospitals constructed in the coming years. People will get new opportunities for livelihood. According to a survey, in the coming five to seven years, due to the increase in demand because of Ayushman Bharat Yojana, there will be 11 lakh new jobs. This number is huge because only the Railway creates more jobs than this. It is equally important that we train our youth for these job, this is the reason that we are giving priority to the infrastructure related to medical services."
Prime Minister Modi in his speech also spoke about the decisions the Government has taken to boost the benefits of the Medical sector. "On one side we are trying to increase the number of Medical seats in the country and we are also trying to make a transparent admission system. Be it the decision to make 75 new Government hospitals in the country or New National Medical Commission, both these decisions will prove beneficial for the country's medical sector," the PM said.
In his address, Prime Minister Modi also said that when he was asked to speak about India's Health care services at the UN, he spoke about the four main areas that India is trying to focus on, "India is working in a Holistic scale to provide health services to its citizens. India is also trying to focus on four pillars first, preventive healthcare, affordable healthcare, supply size improvement and National Nutrition Mission " He also said that India is focusing on Cleanliness, fitness and vaccinations so that lifestyle-related diseases can be reduced. He also said that India has also been working towards providing its citizens with affordable healthcare.