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PM Modi lays foundation stone of National Centre for Aging at AIIMS

By Deepika

New Delhi, June 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone for the National Centre for Aging at AIIMS. The ward, with around 200 beds centre, will provide Multi-Speciality healthcare to the elderly.

PM Modi at AIIMS

Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said that "Centre along with the state governments is trying to build infrastructure for modern healthcare to benefit the poor and the middle class of the country.

Modi said that in the last four years, the Centre has given priority to the health sector to provide modern healthcare to the people.

"Along with state governments, the Centre is trying to build infrastructure for modern healthcare all over the country," he said.

"Because of policy interventions of the government, we are moving towards a situation where we are providing good healthcare for the poor and middle class so that they don't have to pay unnecessary cost for healthcare," Modi said.

During the event at AIIMS, the prime minister also inaugurated a 555-bed Super Speciality Block in Safdarjung Hospital. He also dedicated a 300-bed Power Grid Vishram Sadan in AIIMS and a 'connection motorable tunnel' between AIIMS, Ansari Nagar and the Trauma Centre.

This tunnel will shorten the distance to reach the trauma centre and the critical patients can be transferred from the hospital to the trauma centre in just five minutes, which took 30 minutes earlier.

The constriction of the tunnel was started in 2012 and costs 40 crore rupees.

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