The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre to the Nation at Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Mohali today. Governor of Punjab, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Shri Bhagwant Mann, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh were among those present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi said that today’s event reflected the improved healthcare facilities of the country. He said that this Cancer hospital will cater to the healthcare needs of the people of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. He also thanked the people of Punjab for their enthusiastic participation in the “Har Ghar Tiranga” Campaign.
Talking about the preventive healthcare approach, PM Modi said that due to the Jal Jeevan Mission, the number of patients suffering from waterborne diseases has gone down considerably. Similarly, cleanliness, Yoga, fitness trends, Poshan Abhiyan, Cooking gas etc. have also improved the health quotient of people. He emphasised that it is important to build a hospital and it is equally important to have a sufficient number of good doctors, and other paramedics as well.
The Prime Minister added that the Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission is ensuring every patient gets quality healthcare facilities, on time, with minimum hassle.