The world-class SVP Hospital, Institute of Medical Science open

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi dedicated the 1,500-bed world- class environment-friendly Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Institute of Medical Science & Research built by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) at a cost of Rs.750-crore here today.
Speaking on the occasion, he wished this super-specialty hospital would provide better
medical facilities for the people of Gujarat, It would become a model for government
hospitals in the country. He recalled that Sardar Patel who was a Mayor of Ahmedabad
himself was protagonist of cleanliness and public health.
Mr. Modi said the nearly seven lakh poor and middle class patients have been treated free-
of-cost under the newly launched Ayushman Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna during the
last 100 day, bearing a cost of Rs.10,000 per patient daily, saving the poor and needy from
being heavily in debt. SVP is linked to the Ayushman Yojna. This Yojna has encouraged
many to start hospitals in smaller towns also.
He said that the Central Government has undertaken several steps to strengthen the
healthcare, like permitting more hospitals and medical colleges, increasing number of
MBBS seats by 18,000 and Postgraduate Courses by 13,000.
Mr. Modi said that 10 per cent reservation for Unreserved Economically Weaker Sections
reflects the Central Government’s will and determination for social equanimity. Gujarat is
the first state to implement the quota. It will benefit students in 40,000 colleges in 900
universities. It has been ensued that fresh quota doesn’t rob the chances of sections of the
society already benefitting from reservation.
Thanking Prime Minister for allocating the AIMS to Gujarat, Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai
Rupani categorically stated that the state government is determined to follow his foot-marks to avail “health security” to the poorest among poor person.