Modi slams UPA Govt over health policy

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Oct 2017 09:04:59


VADNAGAR (Gujarat),

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the previous Congress-led UPA over the State of healthcare sector in the country, alleging that it had failed to bring a health policy during its 10-year rule.
He also said that the previous Government did not pay attention to increasing the number of seats in medical colleges.

“The last health policy was announced during Atalji’s (former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee) regime around 15 years back. After that, such a Government assumed power which used to hate
development. It did not have any empathy for the people,” Modi said.

“As a result, a new health policy was introduced after almost 15 years by our Government,” he said addressing a gathering after inaugurating a medical college here in his hometown.
The Prime Minister also criticised the earlier Government over the issue of seats in medical colleges which, according to him, were much less than the requirement of doctors in the country.

“Due to the rules formulated by the past governments, very few students were able to secure admission in the medical colleges. Thus, we have taken up the task of opening one medical college for (every) three to four Lok Sabha constituencies across the country,” Modi said.