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PM to unveil several development projects in Haryana on Tuesday

New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several development projects, including Swachh Shakti-2019, laying of foundation stone of National Cancer Institute, during his Haryana visit on Tuesday.
Mr Modi will participate in Swachh Shakti-2019, distribute the Swachh Shakti-2019 awards and visit the Swachh Sundar Shauchalay exhibition at Kurukshetra and address a public gathering.
Swachh Shakti-2019 is a national event to be attended by women Panches and Sarpanches from across the country. It is expected that 15,000 women will take part in Swachh Shakti event this year. The event is aimed at empowering women, a release from the Prime Minister's Office said.
First edition of Swachh Shakti programme was launched from Gandhinagar, Gujarat by Mr Modi on International Women’s Day. The next edition was Swachh Shakti-2018 from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and now the third edition is being inaugurated from Kurukshetra to empower the women.

Mr Modi will also be dedicating to the nation the National Cancer Institute, which is state of the art Tertiary Cancer care cum Research Institute, constructed at the AIIMS Jhajjar campus. The 700-bed hospital, will have different facilities like surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, anaesthesia, palliative care and nuclear medicine, besides hostel rooms for doctors and attendants of cancer patients.
The NCI will be the nodal institution for all activities related to cancer in the country and will have linkages with regional cancer centers and other cancer institutes within the country. As India’s premier institute of cancer, NCI, is responsible for identifying priority areas for Research & Development carrying out basic and applied research in molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, cancer epidemiology, radiation biology and cancer vaccines.

Mr Modi will also inaugurate ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad which will be the first ESIC Medical College and Hospital in North India.
The 510-bedded Hospital will have state of art facilities. ESIC, under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India provides social security to the insured persons and their beneficiaries, especially to worker population and their dependents.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stones of National Institute of Ayurveda, Panchkula,
Sri Krishna Ayush University, Kurukshetra, ‘Battles of Panipat Museum’, Panipat and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay University of Health Sciences, Karnal.

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