Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at the helipad of AIIMS Rishikesh by an Army helicopter at around 11 am on Thursday. PM Modi inaugurates modern oxygen plant built from PM Cares Fund at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh. He also virtually dedicated 35 oxygen plants set up from this fund across the country.
Prime Minister Modi said the double engine of the BJP government at the Centre and in the state will take Uttarakhand to new heights. With the grace of Baba Kedar, the youth leadership and youth team in Uttarakhand will write a new era of development.
PM Modi said that our government is also working seriously on the interests of every soldier, every ex-soldier. It is our government which fulfilled the 40-year-old demand of its military brothers by implementing one rank one pension.
PM Modi said that before the launch of jal jeevan mission in 2019, only 1 lakh 30 thousand households in Uttarakhand used to get tap water. More than 7 lakh 10 thousand houses in Uttarakhand have started getting tap water today. That is, in just 2 years, about 6 lakh households in the State have got water connection.
PM Modi said atal ji had fulfilled the dream of building Uttarakhand. Atalji believed that connectivity has a direct connection to development. With his inspiration, today, unprecedented speed and scale work is being done for connectivity infrastructure in the country.
PM Modi said that till 6-7 years ago, only a few states had AIIMS facility, today work is being done to reach out to every state. We are moving fast towards building a strong network of 22 AIIMS beyond AIIMS. The government also aims to have at least one medical college in every district of the country.
PM Modi said today the government does not wait for citizens to take any steps when they bring their problems to it. We are taking this confusion out of the government mindset and the system. Now, the Government goes to the citizen.
PM Modi said it is a matter of pride for every Indian that 93 crore doses of corona vaccine have been administered. Very soon, we will cross the 100 crore mark. India has shown the way to the whole world by building the Covin platform as to how vaccination is done on such a large scale.
PM Modi said that on normal days, 900 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen was produced in India in a day. As demand increased, India increased production of medical oxygen by more than 10 times. It was an unimaginable goal for any country in the world, but India achieved it.
All preparations have been completed by the government and administration for the Prime Minister’s arrival at AIIMS Rishikesh. The special protection group (SPG) has taken over the security arrangements at the venue and surrounding area. Uttarakhand Police is cooperating in the security arrangements. Tight security arrangements have been put in place around AIIMS. The already constructed helipad at AIIMS has the facility of landing of three helicopters. Army helicopters have rehearsed landing here. In view of the Prime Minister’s visit, senior officials from Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to the administration took stock of the arrangements here on Wednesday. The Chief Minister has directed the officials to complete all arrangements in time.