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PM Modi inaugurates 9 medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh .

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. Built at a cost of ₹2,329 crore, these medical colleges are situated in the districts of Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, governor Anandiben Patel and Union health and family welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya were also present during the inauguration ceremony at Siddharthnagar.

Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the colleges, Prime Minister Modi said, “The nine medical colleges will fulfil the dreams of a healthy India. They are a gift to the people of the state.”

As many as 700 MBBS seats will increase in this academic session in Uttar Pradesh after the inauguration of new medical colleges, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier said.

Modi said that these nine colleges will create over 5,000 employment opportunities and around 2,500 hospital beds will be added. “Earlier governments left the people of ‘Purvanchal’ to suffer from diseases but now it will become a medical hub of northern India,” Modi said.

Modi will also launch the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana in Varanasi at 1.15pm. This was Modi’s second visit to Uttar Pradesh in less than a month. The state will go to polls next year.

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