PM Modi to dedicate AIIMS Bathinda to the nation today


CHANDIGARH: In a significant step towards strengthening tertiary health care in Punjab’s Malwa region facing high health risks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will virtually dedicate to the nation All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bathinda.

He will dedicate the 300-bed Satellite Centre of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Punjab’s Sangrur, besides laying the foundation stone for the 100-bed satellite centre of the PGIMER in Ferozepur.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the New Mundra-Panipat pipeline project worth over Rs 9,000 crore. The 1,194-km- long Mundra-Panipat Pipeline with an installed capacity of 8.4 MMTPA would be commissioned to transport crude oil from Mundra on the Gujarat coast to Indian Oil’s refinery at Panipat in Haryana.

He will also inaugurate the Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy in Jhajjar in Haryana. It will have apex level Yoga and Naturopathy Research facilities.

The establishment of PGIMER’s satellite centres will help in correcting imbalances in the availability of comprehensive, affordable, quality and holistic tertiary care health services to the people of Punjab and adjoining states.

The satellite centres will also reach out to the underserved population in far-flung areas through community outreach activities and by leveraging digital health care infrastructure.