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PM Modi to inaugurate 9 medical colleges and spree of development projects during visit to UP

PM Modi to inaugurate 9 medical colleges and spree of development projects during visit to UP

New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a spree of development projects during his visit to Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
The Prime Minister's office in a release said Modi will inaugurate nine medical colleges in the state while he will also launch Prime Minister will launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY) apart from inaugurating Rs 5,200 crore worth of other development projects.
According to the Union government, PMASBY will be one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. It will be in addition to the National Health Mission (NHM).
"The objective of PMASBY is to fill critical gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both the urban and rural areas. The project will provide support for 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres in 10 High Focus States. Further, 11,024 urban Health and Wellness Centres will be established in all the States," the PM office said.
"Critical care services will be available in all the districts of the country with more than 5 lakh population, through Exclusive Critical Care Hospital Blocks, while the remaining districts will be covered through referral services," it added.
People will have access to a full range of diagnostic services in the Public Healthcare system through a network of laboratories across the country. Integrated Public Health Labs will be set up in all the districts.
The Union government also said that a National Institution for One Health, 4 New National Institutes for Virology, a Regional Research Platform for WHO South-East Asia Region, 9 Biosafety Level III laboratories, 5 New Regional National Centre for Disease Control will be set up under the PMASBY.
"PMASBY targets to build an IT enabled disease surveillance system by developing a network of surveillance laboratories at block, district, regional and national levels, in Metropolitan areas. Integrated Health Information Portal will be expanded to all States/UTs to connect all public health labs," the government added.
PMASBY also aims at the operationalisation of 17 new public health units and strengthening of 33 existing ones for effectively detecting, investigating, preventing, and combating public health emergencies and disease uutbreaks. It will also work towards building up a trained frontline health workforce to respond to any public health emergency.
Meanwhile, the Nine medical colleges slated for the inauguration are situated in Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur districts.
Eight Medical Colleges have been sanctioned under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme while 1 Medical College at Jaunpur has been made functional by the UP Government, according to the PM office.
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