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"Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Deenanath Mangeshkar Super Speciality Hospital at Pune today."

Shri Modi thanked Lata Mangeshkar ji for giving him the honour to inaugurate the hospital. Shri Narendra Modi touched upon the fact on how the first part of the hospital was inaugurated by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and now, he has been given the honour to inaugurate the hospital. Shri Modi also narrated how Lata Mangeshkar ji wrote such a touching letter to him to come for the inauguration.

During his speech, Shri Modi also shared his vision on health initiatives that can be undertaken in the country. He also touched upon the concept of health tourism and rued the fact that talented Indian doctors migrate to the US to earn more money.

He emphasized on the fact that through our health sector and hospitality we can make a place on the world map. He also reminded everyone of how a Pakistani girl was cured in a hospital in Bangalore and it touched so many hearts.

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

Shri Modi also touched upon various health initiatives undertaken by his government in Gujarat. He told about how his government was successful in bringing down the level of air pollution in Ahmedabad by introducing CNG. He also told about how his government was successful in bringing down the level of fluoride in drinking water in Gujarat. He also reminded about the vision of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on interlinking the rivers. Speaking on the issue, he told how we can make clean water available for all if we are successful in interlinking the rivers and hence, reducing many health issues.

Shri Modi also touched upon various other health issues like infant mortality rate, deaths at the time of pregnancy & other issues and told how we can deal with all these issues if we properly plan our skill development initiatives and train as many medical practitioners as possible.

He also touched upon the issue of ancient medical science including the re-birth of Lord Ganesha and the birth of Karna in Mahabharata.

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

Elaborating further on our ancient sciences and values, Shri Modi told that Kings, Emperors did not make this nation. It was Rishis, Munis, Gyanis, Teachers and scholars who have made this nation. He also told how the Raj Shakti in a country is always below the Samaj Shakti. “Raj Shakti humesha samaj Shakti se neecherahi hai aur uske kaaran jaha sarkaare innhi pahuch paati waha samaj apne balboote pahuch ke dikhata hai. Ye desh tabhi aage badh sakta hai jab hum samaj ki Shakti ko sweekarein”, said Shri Modi.

Shri Modi also praised the Mangeshkar Family on the occasion and said that it is not a small thing that a family completely dedicated to Music dedicated a super specialty hospital in remembrance of its father. 

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Deenanath Mangeshkar super speciality hospital at Pune

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the status of preparedness to handle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Various aspects relating to medicines, oxygen, ventilators and vaccination were discussed.

The Prime Minister said that together India had defeated Covid last year & India can do it again, with the same principles but faster speed and coordination.

The PM stressed that there is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment. Early testing and proper tracking remains key to reduce mortality. He also said that local administrations need to be proactive and sensitive to people’s concerns.

The Prime Minister directed that close coordination with States must be ensured in handling the pandemic. He said that all necessary measures must be taken to ramp up the availability of hospital beds for Covid patients. The Prime Minister also directed that additional supply of beds through temporary hospitals and isolation centres should be ensured.

PM spoke about the need to utilize the full potential of India’s pharmaceutical industry to meet the rising demand of various medicines. He reviewed the status of supply of Remdesivir and other medicines. The Prime Minister was briefed on actions taken to address the issue of availability of Remdesivir. Through the efforts of the Government, capacity and production augmentation for manufacturing of Remdesivir has been ramped up to provide around 74.10 lakh vials/month in May while the normal production output in January-February being just 27-29 lakh vials/month. Supplies have also increased from 67,900 vials on 11th April going up to over 2,06,000 vials on 15th April 2021 which are being particularly focused on states with high caseload and high demand. He took note of the ramped up production capacity, and directed that issues relating to real-time supply chain management to States must be resolved urgently in coordination with the States. The Prime Minister directed that use of Remdesivir and other medicines must be in accordance with approved medical guidelines, and that their misuse and black marketing must be strictly curbed.

On the issue of supply of medical oxygen, the Prime Minister directed that the installation of approved medical oxygen plants should be sped up. 162 PSA Oxygen plants are being installed in 32 States/UTs from PM CARES. The officers informed that 1 lakh cylinders are being procured & they will be supplied to states soon. The officers briefed the PM that they are in constant supply with 12 high burden states in assessing the current and future requirement of medical oxygen. A supply mapping plan for 12 high burden states till 30th April has also been undertaken. The Prime Minister also said that supply of oxygen required for production of medicines and equipment necessary to handle the pandemic should also be ensured.

The Prime Minister also reviewed the status of availability & supply of ventilators. The Prime Minister noted that a real time monitoring system has been created, and directed that concerned State governments should be sensitized to use the system proactively.

On the issue of vaccination, the Prime Minister directed all officials to make efforts to utilize the entire national capacity, in public as well as private sector, to ramp up vaccine production.

He was joined by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Union Home Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Pharma Secretary. Dr V K Paul, Niti Aayog was also present.