PM reviews progress on Urban Development Programmes

Published By : Admin | March 18, 2015 | 21:00 IST
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed progress on various urban development programmes. These include addressing of gaps in core physical infrastructure across 500 cities, and steps of operationalization of the Smart Cities initiative.

PM reviews progress on Urban Development Programmes (4) Noting that towns and cities are emerging as key drivers of economic growth, the Prime Minister emphasized that the economic growth model of a city should form an essential part of its smart city vision.

The Prime Minister suggested that the next few years till 2019 could be observed as "urban theme years," with a different theme or aspect of urban development being addressed each year. He emphasized the need for capacity building in urban administration, and urban planning. He called for initiating discussions in towns and cities, especially among youth, to generate best ideas for smart cities. He called for special attention to creating "children friendly cities."

PM reviews progress on Urban Development Programmes (2) Shri Narendra Modi said concepts and themes such as green cities, zero waste, optical fibre networks, gas grids, and mobile governance should form part of the smart city concept. He also said a City Museum should be an integral part of every smart city.

Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu, and senior officers from the PMO and Ministries of Finance and Urban Development were present on the occasion.

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PM visits AIIMS Bilaspur
October 05, 2022
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi visited AIIMS, Bilaspur today.

The Prime Minister arrived at the C-Block of the hospital building. Then, he observed a demonstration of the 3D model of the AIIMS, Bilaspur campus and proceeded to the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the inauguration of the institution. The Prime Minister walked through the CT Scan Centre and Emergency & Trauma areas of the hospital.

The Prime Minister's vision and commitment to strengthening health services across the country are being showcased again through the dedication of AIIMS Bilaspur to the nation. The foundation stone of the hospital was also laid by the Prime Minister in October 2017 and is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

AIIMS Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 speciality & 17 super speciality departments, 18 modular operation theatres, and 750 beds with 64 ICU beds. Spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines like ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI etc, Amrit Pharmacy & Jan Aushadhi Kendra and also a 30 bedded AYUSH block. The Hospital has also set up the Centre for Digital Health to provide health services in the tribal and inaccessible tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. Also, specialist health services will be provided by the hospital through health camps in the inaccessible tribal and high Himalayan regions like Kaza, Saluni, and Keylong. The hospital will admit 100 students for MBBS courses and 60 students for nursing courses every year.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Union Minister, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and Member of Parliament and BJP National President, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda.