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A state-of-the-art medical college, hospital and a research centre run by Gujarat Cancer Society (GCS) was dedicated to people by Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today here in Naroda area of Ahmedabad. Chief Minister also announced that the civil hospital of Ahmedabad will be modernized with the cost of Rs.1000-cr with a view to provide latest medical services to the people of poor class.

The latest medical complex has been built by Gujarat Center Society on PPP (Public Private Partnership) model in 25 acre of area. Initially the hospital will have a capacity of 300 beds which will be increased to 1000 beds. Chief Minister also inaugurated PET scan facility here which is the first among all the public hospitals of Gujarat. He also felicitated 14 donors on the occasion.

A state-of-the-art medical college, hospital and a research centre run by Gujarat Cancer Society (GCS) was dedicated to people by Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today here in Naroda area of Ahmedabad. Chief Minister also announced that the civil hospital of Ahmedabad will be modernized with the cost of Rs.1000-cr with a view to provide latest medical services to the people of poor class.

The latest medical complex has been built by Gujarat Center Society on PPP (Public Private Partnership) model in 25 acre of area. Initially the hospital will have a capacity of 300 beds which will be increased to 1000 beds. Chief Minister also inaugurated PET scan facility here which is the first among all the public hospitals of Gujarat. He also felicitated 14 donors on the occasion.

Chief Minister while congratulating those who were behind the making of this modern facility said the state government desires to develop human resource of the state and to that it has added more medical seats during last decade than it was there during past forty years. This has put an end to the flow of hundreds of crores of rupees into other states.

“Youths need to be encouraged if India wants itself to be on the forefront in 21st century. Had the power of youths been recognized thirty years back, India's youth would have been on the top of the world today”, he said.

Chief Minister also reiterated his resolve to open at least one medical college in every district.

From genetic science to life science, Gujarat government is endeavoring to make available international-standard medical services in the state and is getting ahead in the field of health tourism also, said Chief Minister.

Speaking on the occasion Health Minister Jay Narayan Vyas said the state government is broadening the scope of medical services with a view to raise the Human Development Index of the state. State government has also added more than 1000 seats in medical colleges during past three years besides encouraging nursing and paramedical education so that the bright students do not need to go to other state for medical education.

In the beginning GCS Chairman Mr. Pankaj Patel said this modern hospital has been built with a view to provide latest treatments to the people of the state at an affordable cost.

Principal Secretary to Health and Family Welfare department Mr. Rajesh Kishor, GCS Director Mr. Shirin Shukla, faculty doctors of medical college, students and donors were present on the occasion.

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INDIA-EU LEADERS' MEETING
May 08, 2021
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At the invitation of the President of the European Council Mr. Charles Michel, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the India-EU Leaders’ Meeting today.

The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of leaders of all the 27 EU Member States as well as the President of the European Council and the European Commission. This is the first time that the EU hosted a meeting with India in the EU+27 format. The meeting was the initiative of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

During the meeting, the leaders expressed their desire to further strengthen the India-EU Strategic Partnership based on a shared commitment to democracy, fundamental freedoms, rule of law and multilateralism. They exchanged views on three key thematic areas: i) foreign policy and security; ii) COVID-19, climate and environment; and iii) trade, connectivity and technology. They discussed forging closer cooperation on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery, tackling climate change, and reforming multilateral institutions. India appreciated the prompt assistance provided by the EU and its member states to combat its second COVID wave.

The leaders welcomed the decision to resume negotiations for balanced and comprehensive free trade and investment agreements. Negotiations on both the Trade and Investment Agreements will be pursued on parallel tracks with an intention to achieve early conclusion of both agreements together. This is a major outcome which will enable the two sides to realise the full potential of the economic partnership. India and the EU also announced dedicated dialogues on WTO issues, regulatory cooperation, market access issues and supply chain resilience, demonstrating the desire to deepen and further diversify economic engagement.

India and the EU launched an ambitious and comprehensive ‘Connectivity Partnership’ which is focused on enhancing digital, energy, transport and people-to-people connectivity. The Partnership is based on the shared principles of social, economic, fiscal, climate and environmental sustainability, and respect for international law and commitments. The Partnership will catalyse private and public financing for connectivity projects. It will also foster new synergies for supporting connectivity initiatives in third countries, including in the Indo-Pacific.

India and the EU leaders reiterated their commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and agreed to strengthen joint efforts for mitigation, adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, as well as providing means of implementation including finance in the context of COP26. India welcomed the EU’s decision to join CDRI.

India and the EU also agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation on digital and emerging technologies such as 5G, AI, Quantum and High-Performance Computing including through the early operationalization of the Joint Task Force on AI and the Digital Investment Forum.

The leaders noted with satisfaction the growing convergences on regional and global issues, including counterterrorism, cybersecurity and maritime cooperation. The leaders acknowledged the importance of a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific and agreed to closely engage in the region, including in the context of India’s Indo-Pacific Ocean’s Initiative and the EU’s new strategy on the Indo-Pacific.

Coinciding with the Leaders’ Meeting, an India-EU Business Roundtable was organised to highlight the avenues for cooperation in climate, digital and healthcare. A finance contract of Euro 150 million for the Pune Metro Rail Project was signed by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and European Investment Bank.

India-EU Leaders Meeting has set a significant milestone by providing a new direction to the Strategic Partnership and giving a fresh impetus for implementing the ambitious India-EU Roadmap 2025 adopted at the 15th India-EU Summit held in July 2020.