Maintain healthy lifestyle: Jagdeep Dhankhar

Gondia, (| Vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Sunday that the dream of building a developed India by 2047 can be realised only if the health of all the countrymen is good, then the country can become fully powerful. Speaking at groundbreaking (bhoomipujan) ceremony of a new building of Government Medical College here, he appealed everyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle and cultivate the Ayurveda way of life, which is a precious cultural heritage of the country.

The Vice-president further said that through the Ayushman Bharat scheme, citizens of the country have been given the largest health security cover in the world. Not only financial aid is being provided to citizens for treatment, but complete health services are being provided very effectively through this medium, he asserted.

He said, “On this occasion, we can contribute to creation of a new India by taking care of good health.”

Stating that yoga has reached the world due to initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dhankhar said, “Earlier, even for treatment of simple diseases, one had to go abroad, now advanced treatments are available everywhere in the country.”

Expressing his satisfaction with medical education and public health facilities available in Maharashtra, the Vice-president said that the initiative taken by Maharashtra to set up superspecialty hospital at district-level is commendable. “This will be of great help to common people,” he noted and praised the government’s efforts in trying to control rising prices of medicines. Dhankhar made an appeal to preserve ancient Ayurveda way of life.

While speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said that Maharashtra is the leader in setting up medical colleges in every district of the state and informed that all services will be provided free-of-cost in government hospitals. Under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana, citizens will be given free treatment from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, he said. The state government is people-oriented and is working in interest of farmers, Shinde added. (uni)