Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated scores of projects in the state which is going to polls later this year.
He inaugurated a private multi specialty hospital Kiran built by Patidar trust, a diamond manufacturing unit, cattle feed plant at Sumul dairy in Surat. Then he reached Silvassa where he inaugurated several government projects including a passport seva Kendra and Jan Aushadhi store.
Later in the evening he inaugurated phase- I of link- II pipeline canal of ambitious (SAUNI) yojna in Botad. Later he left for Delhi.
While addressing the gathering at the inauguration of the hospital he said that the poor must have access to quality and affordable healthcare. PM says the govt will change rules to push doctors into prescribing generic medicines. Generic medicines are cheaper and more accessible to the poor as compared to branded prescription.
“Even now, I have seen doctors writing prescriptions in such a way that the poor people don’t understand and go to the medicine shop where costlier medicines are sold. “
“We are going to change law to ensure that when doctors write prescriptions they will write generic medicines are sufficient and there is no need for any other medicine… After assuming office, mechanisms were put to bring down prices of medicines even if that meant pharma companies are unhappy with us.”
Talking at the diamond manufacturing unit Modi said that industry should focus on making and designing jewellery in India. “Our aim shouldn’t be just to ‘Make in India’ but also ‘Design in India’.”
The Prime Minister inaugurated several Government projects at Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. These include Government buildings, solar PV systems, Jan Aushadhi Kendras and a Passport Seva Kendra. He also distributed Aids and Assistive Devices to Divyangjans, and other benefits under existing Government schemes.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that he is coming to Dadra and Nagar Haveli for the first time as Prime Minister, but he has been here many times in the past.
He said that after assuming office, he sought details on impact of development schemes in Dadra and Nagar Haveli; and since then the Union Government has worked on areas needing attention.
Speaking on development themes, he said that every Indian must have access to housing facilities. He said that in less than a year, the number of beneficiaries under the Ujjwala scheme for LPG has crossed 2 crore.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the Union Government will never allow the poor and the middle class to be looted. He urged the assembled people to download the BHIM App for cashless transactions.
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