Health Minister inaugurates Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences
By TIOL News Service
NEW DELHI, AUG 17, 2019: “OUR responsibility doesn’t end by naming the Institute after Atal ji. We have to follow his footsteps and our commitment should reflect his inherent nature and legacy.”This was stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the inauguration of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, here yesterday. He also laid the foundation stone for the Super Speciality Block and new doctors’ hostel at the Institute.
Addressing the participants, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that this initiative epitomises the political commitment, vision and guidance from the Prime Minister to not only strengthen the tertiary healthcare in the country but also ensure availability of healthcare professionals in remote areas by making medical education affordable to the people. He stated the Prime Minister is determined to achieve New India by 2022, and such initiatives will be the hallmark of that India.
Remembering fondly the former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that Mr Vajpayee was one of those rare leaders who was loved by every section of the society and had the admiration and respect even of his opponents. He further added that it was Atalji who recognised the need for major augmentation in the tertiary healthcare facilities in the country as early as 2003.