Laying the foundation stone of Khodaldham Trust Cancer Hospital in Gujarat virtually, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “For public welfare, Shree Khodaldham Trust has taken a step forward. From today, the work for Cancer Hospital and Research Centre will begin in Amreli.”
He noted that Gujarat has made remarkable progress in the health sector. Today Gujarat is turning out to be a big medical hub in India.
“Till 2002, Gujarat had only 11 medical colleges however today, the number has risen to 40. In 20 years, the MBBS seats have gone up by five times,” he further added.
PM Modi stressed the government is making efforts to ensure hassle-free treatment for cancer patients. “In the last nine years, almost 30 new cancer hospitals have been developed in the country. Work is underway at 10 new cancer hospitals,” he added.
“Be it the field of education, agriculture or health, this Trust has done excellent work in every direction”, the Prime Minister said expressing confidence that the cancer hospital being built in Amreli will become another example of the spirit of service and will hugely benefit a large area of Saurashtra including Amreli.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi visited the Kothandaramaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday and offered prayers. This visit precedes the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Ram Lalla scheduled for tomorrow in Ayodhya.
Additionally, PM Modi participated in a puja at the Kothandaramaswamy Temple during his visit.
The Prime Minister visited Arichal Munai in Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, believed to be the location where the Ram Setu was constructed. During the visit, PM Modi was photographed offering a floral tribute at the Arichal Munai point.