PM Modi visits health & wellness centre in Jangla

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Via video conference, the Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, the Bhanupratappur-Gudum Railway Line. He also inaugurated a dialysis centre at Bijapur Hospital.

He also laid foundation stones for road and bridge projects worth over Rs 1,700 crore.

Prime Minister Modi pointed out that those misleading youth are outsiders who don't die for a cause.

Modi, the first prime minister to visit Bijapur, one of the 27 districts of Chattisgarh, also inaugurated the first phase of the Bastar Internet scheme, which will connect seven tribal districts in the state's Maoist belt to the broadband world via 40,000km of fibre optic cable. Modi said the insurance cover would provide strength to the poor and deprived classes in the society. He said that the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan would extend from today till the 5th of May. The prime minister also highlighted the contribution of Ambedkar during his speech. "Our Prime Minister has set a target of 2.5 per cent of GDP, which our Government will achieve soon", he said.

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Bijapur, Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, and Mewat in Rajasthan are among the 115 aspirational districts, which have shown achievement in the last three months on three parameters, namely incremental performance, best action plan, and best practices. He said each district faces its own challenges, and therefore, a different strategy is required in each case. "The objective of Ayushman Bharat scheme is to build a healthy, efficient and satisfied new India", he added. He said that in the first phase of this scheme, an effort would be made to bring about a sea change in primary healthcare. While launching the scheme he said, "In around 1.5 lakh villages, sub centres and primary health centres will be developed as Health and Wellness centres". PM Modi said the objective of these centres is not only to treat patients, but they will help prevent spreading illness.

Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) dubbed as "Modicare", aims to benefit around 50 crore people (from about 10 crore families) by providing coverage from secondary and many tertiary hospitalizations.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh chaired the programme while Health Minister J P Nadda was the chief guest on the occasion. In particular, he appreciated the development initiatives carried out in the southern districts of Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur.

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