Assam: PM Modi Addresses Rally In Dibrugarh; Launches 7 Cancer Hospitals


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with industrialist Ratan Tata inaugurates 7 state-of-the-Art-Cancer-Centres & lays the foundation stone for 7 new Cancer centers on Thursday from Dibrugarh, Assam. 

PM Modi inaugurated a cancer hospital at Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh and dedicated  Dibrugarh Cancer Hospital to the nation. In addition to that he also inaugurated six more cancer hospitals in the state. 

Prime Minister dedicated these seven cancer hospitals to the nation completed under phase 1 of the project. These cancer Hospitals are built at Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, and Jorhat.

Addressing a rally at Khanikar ground in Dibrugarh  Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched seven cancer hospitals in the state.

While addressing the rally PM Modi said,  “7 new cancer hospitals have been inaugurated in Assam. There was a time, even one hospital getting opened up in 7yrs was a thing to celebrate. Times have changed now. I’ve been told 3 more cancer hospitals will be ready for your service in few months”

The prime minister also stated that cancer has been a big problem not only in Assam but also in the North East. “Most affected by this is our poor, middle-class family people. Until a few years ago, patients here had to travel to big cities for cancer treatment, causing a huge financial burden on the poor and middle-class families. Many thanks to Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Tata Trust for the steps that have been taken here for the last 5-6 years to alleviate this problem of the poor and middle class,” added PM Modi.

The prime minister also underlined the fact that before 2014, there were only 7 AIIMS in the country. “Except for one of them from Delhi, MBBS was not taught anywhere, somewhere there were no OPDs, while, some were incomplete. We rectified all these and announced 16 new AIIMS in the country. AIIMS Guwahati is one of them,” asserted PM Modi.

PM Modi said that the focus of our government is the digitization of health services. “The government is trying to get rid of the long lines for treatment and also to get rid of the problems that occur in the name of the treatment in the hospitals. Thus, one after another various schemes have been implemented for this by our government,” said the prime minister of India.

Further, PM Modi claimed that both the Centre and the Assam government are sincerely working in full earnest to give a better life to lakhs of families working in tea gardens. “From free ration to whatever facilities are there under Har Ghar Jal Yojana, Assam government is fast reaching them to tea gardens,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

On the other hand, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his gratitude to Ratan Tata and the Government of India for their contribution saying that the largest cancer care treatment will benefit Assam as well as South East Asia.

“Largest cancer care treatment to benefit Assam as well as South East Asia… This is a huge achievement for us. I am grateful to Ratan Tata, GoI for their contribution,” he said.

PM Modi laid the foundation stone for these seven new cancer hospitals which are located at  Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat and all these hospitals are to be constructed under phase 2 of the project.

PM Modi is on a one-day visit to Assam.

PM Narendra Modi addressed a mega rally at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

PM Modi also laid the foundation for key projects in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation for a Veterinary College in Diphu, a government degree college in West Karbi Anglong and an agricultural college at Kolonga in West Karbi Anglong.

These projects would be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore.

On reaching Diphu PM Modi addressed a massive crowd at the “Peace, Unity and Development” rally in Karbi Anglong district. 

Addressing the rally PM Modi said that it is the love and affection of the people of Assam which brings him here.

He also said that in the states where there is a double engine government, works are done with the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’

Laying the foundation stones for projects relating to healthcare and education including a Veterinary College in Diphu, Degree College in West Karbi Anglong and Agricultural College in Kolonga PM Modi that these are not just foundation stones of veterinary college, agriculture college and model college in Karbi Anglong and West Karbing Anglong, but they are going to set the future of the youth of this region.

The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for more than 2,950 Amrit Sarovar projects. The state will develop these Amrit Sarovars at a cumulative cost of around Rs 1,150 crore.