11.02.2024: Adopt and conserve Ayruveda lifestyle –Vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhad
Adopt and conserve Ayruveda lifestyle
–Vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhad
Foundation laying of new building of Gondia government medical college
Gondia, Feb 11 – Stating that the country would become a powerful nation if health of all the Indians is maintained while ushering the dream of developed India during the Amrit Period by 2047, vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhad today asked every citizen to take care of their health by adopting proper lifestyle and conserve the lifestyle based on Ayurveda which is our invaluable cultural legacy and heritage.
Vice-president Dhankhad was addressing the foundation laying ceremony of the new building of the government medical college at Gondia. Governor Ramesh Bais, chief minister Eknath Shinde, guardian minister Dharmaraobaba Atram, minister for medical education Hasan Mushrif, MP Praful Patel, Sunil Mendhe, Dr C M Ramesh, Dr Shrikant Shinde, legislator Vinod Agrawal, Vijay Rahangadale, Raju Koremore, Manohar Chandrikapure, Sahasram Korete, principal secretary to the medical education department Dinesh Waghmare, commissioner Rajiv Nivatkar, dean Dr Kusumakar Ghorpade were present.
Expressing satisfaction over the public health infrastructure and medical education in Maharashtra, the vice-president said that biggest health cover has been provided to people through Ayushman Bharat scheme. He said that not only financial help is being made but comprehensive health services are being provided through this scheme effectively. Describing the Vedas as country’s big cultural heritage, he added that it contains valuable health related guidance and we can contribute in building new India by taking care of one’s best health.
Stating that India has given the World a big gift through Yoga and with initiative from the Prime minister Narendra Modi, Yoga is reaching through out the world, he said that previously people were required to go abroad for simple treatment but now advanced treatment is available in country everywhere. Lauding Maharashtra for its initiative in setting up super-speciality hospitals at district level, he said that it is commendable and would help common man in a big way. Making a special mention of government efforts to keep control on prices of medicines, he appealed people to adopt age-old Ayurveda based lifestyle.
Scope of best health services has been increased – Chief minister
Pointing out that separate building for government medical college hospital was persistent demand of people of Gondia, chief minister Eknath Shinde said that foundation has been laid by vice-president today for fulfilling this demand. Stating that it would result in enlarging the scope of availing medical facilities to people he said that people of Gondia would be able to avail best health services through this medical college.
Pointing out that Maharashtra was leading when it comes to setting up medical college in every district, chief minister Shinde said that services in government hospitals would be provided free of cost and people would be given free of cost treatment up to Rs. 5 lakhs under Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya scheme which had Rs. 1.5 lakh as upper limit previously. Stating that his government is dutybound to give justice to people of the state, he said that people-oriented government is in the interest of the farmers which is why for the first time, rice paddy has been given a bonus of Rs. 20 thousand. Pointing out that under women’s empowerment health check-up of four crore women was done, he added that a policy of country safe when the mothers are safe, campaign is being run. Stating that many works are undertaken through Maharashtra Rural employment guarantee scheme, he said that it would provide employment to people in Gondia and Bhandara districts. He added that the work of Late Balasaheb Thackeray prosperity corridor would be taken up to Gondia now.
Underlining the fact that people of Gondia needed medical college for quality health services, medical education minister Hasan Mushrif said that it was also a public demand which was being fulfilled today. He said that the project would be completed through Rs. 690 crore funds which would give a capacity of 400 beds to the hospital. Informing that at present, 150 students are pursuing MBBS education at this college, the minister said that the state government would help in every possible way so that health services in Gondia district are expanded.