Jammu AIIMS is a beacon of hope for people: Nadda

Jammu, July 7 (UNI) Terming All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jammu as an institution that embodies the aspirations and dreams of countless individuals, Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Sunday said that the institution is a beacon of hope not only for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, but also for that of Leh, and other neighbouring states like Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

Nadda was on a two-day Jammu visit. On Saturday he participated in the BJP’s working committee meeting.

Nadda assured all the possible help and support to the institution in ensuring better healthcare access for millions and emphasised that skill and talent should never be compromised and exalted the faculty to work tirelessly to develop an “AIIMS culture which is an amalgam of selflessness, dedication, competency, integrity, innovation and trust.

“The patients need these to place their unwavering faith and trust in the hands of the Healthcare providers,” he said.

Regarding collaborative efforts he emphasised the need for focussing on applied research and focus on education with practical.

He reiterated that each new AIIMS has an AYUSH Block and that the Modern Medicine and AYUSH should work together for patient care activities and research and formulate collaborative fundamentals of evidence based holistic Medicine processes systems.

Nadda was flanked by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, Tarun Chugh, National General Secretary of BJP and In-charge J&K BJP and other dignitaries.

Earlier Nadda was received by the Executive Director and CEO, AIIMS Jammu, Prof. (Dr) Shakti Kumar Gupta.

The Director said that Nadda’s previous tenure as Health Minister was marked by remarkable achievements and set new benchmarks in the healthcare sector and it includes the launch of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), which aims to provide health coverage to over 10 crore families, and his pivotal role in expanding immunization programs across the country.

Meanwhile the Union Minister visited various facilities at AIIMS and expressed happiness that AIIMS Jammu is incorporating technology advancements in pedagogy at AIIMS Jammu.

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