Inaugurating 11 new medical schools and a brand new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that India has every part wanted to be a hub for medical tourism, He additional added that within the coming years, he envisions the nation as being the go-to vacation spot for high quality and reasonably priced care.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony by means of video conferencing, the Prime Minister reaffirmed the significance of the well being sector. “The future will belong to societies that invest in healthcare. The Government of India has brought many reforms in the sector. The Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Infrastructure Mission aims to address the critical gaps in health infrastructure and health research especially at the district level. I envision India as being the go-to destination for quality and affordable care,” he remarked. “India has every part wanted to be a hub for medical tourism. I say this primarily based on the talents of our docs,” PM Modi added. He urged the medical fraternity to look at telemedicine as well.
The new medical colleges are being established at an estimated cost of about INR 4000 crore, out of which around INR 2145 crore has been provided by the Union government and the rest by the Tamil Nadu government. The districts in which the new medical colleges are being established are Virudhunagar, Namakkal, The Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram, and Krishnagiri. The new medical colleges, with a cumulative capacity of 1450 seats, are being established under the centrally sponsored scheme of establishing of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospital. Under the scheme, medical colleges are established in districts, which do not have either a government or private medical college.