By Ashutosh Shukla

Medical college in Gonda to provide accessible healthcare services to people: CM 

Previous govts’ had no respect for religious sentiments of people: CM

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the government has paved the way for development by improving the health infrastructure and announced to set up medical college in every district to make healthcare services easily accessible to the people.

Yogi Adityanath launched 144 development and medical projects worth Rs 1,132 crore in Gonda.

To provide proper medical treatment and healthcare facilities to every needy in the state, the government has worked in a planned and phased manner to improve the existing healthcare system and expand the health infrastructure in the state, he said while laying the foundation stone of Government Medical College at Rs 282 crore in Gonda. The admissions would start in this institute by the year 2022-23,” he added.  

The chief minister said that “Despite facing wrath of natural calamities like floods, Gonda has made great progress which was possible following implementation of growth-oriented reforms.

Highlighting the improved road infrastructure in the state, the CM added, “Earlier, it used to take about 3 to 3.5 hours to travel from Gonda to Devipatan, now it takes even less than one hour.” 

Hitting out at the previous governments for neglecting development and turning the state into a centre of ‘riots and chaos’, the Chief Minister on the occasion said that, “none of the previous governments thought of building a medical college here. 

Before 2017, curfews were imposed during the festive season. The common man was not even allowed to celebrate the festivals with peace. The previous governments did not respect the religious sentiments of people, however, Uttar Pradesh has been transformed in the span of the last four and a half years. 

Reiterating his resolve to work for the betterment of farmers, the CM said, “Those who pretend to be the ‘wellwishers’ of the farmers should know that the government has made a record payment of Rs 1.44 lakh crore to over 45 lakh cane farmers in the state.” 

Emphasising that the state government is functioning with full dedication to fulfil the goals set by it, he said, “We fulfilled our promise of building the grand Ram Temple and now others are claiming to be ‘honest devotees’ of Lord Ram” 

Unleashing a scathing attack on Congress, the CM accused it of doing nothing despite the former ruling the state for many years. No good work was done for the welfare of the people of the state, and it was only indulged in corruption, he pointed out. 

At the occasion, the Chief Minister handed over the symbolic keys of the houses to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural and Urban), and also gave benefits to the eligible beneficiaries under welfare schemes like Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana, Kanya Sumangala Yojana, Rashtriya Grameen Aajeevika Mission and Kanya Vivah Sahayta Yojana.

Medical Education Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna, Social Welfare Minister Ramapati Shastri, Minister of MSME Sidharth Nath Singh, Brijbhushan Sharan among others remained present on the occasion.