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Atal University to now offer MBBS in Hindi: Union Minister Amit Shah
Gandhinagar: While speaking at a foundation laying ceremony of a college, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah announced that Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh would offer MBBS course in Hindi from October 16 this year. He made the announcement while referring to the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which talks about providing education in...
Gandhinagar: While speaking at a foundation laying ceremony of a college, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah announced that Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh would offer MBBS course in Hindi from October 16 this year.
He made the announcement while referring to the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which talks about providing education in mother tongue during the foundation laying ceremony of the new campus of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) in Lekawada of Gandhinagar on Tuesday.
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Speaking about NEP, Shah said, "The NEP has encouraged mother language as when a student thinks in his mother tongue, he can understand and research better. Some people might find this strange but I want to reiterate that when students think, talk and study in their mother tongue, he can research better unlike rote learning. That is the reason from October 16, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya will offer complete first semester of MBBS course in Hindi."
Shah said, "The National Education Policy is not just a book, but a library… Priority has been given to Indian language, art and culture. Modi ji has taken the initiative to improve the standard of living of people through technology."
During his two day visit to Gujarat, Shah took part in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the 750-bed Adarsh Multispeciality Hospital at Kalol along with other inauguration events, reports the Indian Express. Earlier, Shah also laid the foundation stone of a 750-bed Adarsh Multispeciality Hospital established by the Umiya Mata Kadva Patidar Education and Samaj Seva Trust at Kalol in his constituency, Gandhinagar.
He said, "What is the meaning of such infrastructure if there are no doctors in hospitals? During the Congress rule, leaders were busy making money in the name of improving medical education facilities. It was PM Modi who improved this scenario after assuming the office."
Shah said that the healthcare system of the country has improved Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office in 2014, while saying, "Under the Ayushman Bharat or PM-JAY scheme, 60 crore poor citizens are now getting free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh. In addition, PM Modi has also allocated Rs 64,000 crore to set up the required health infrastructure to implement that scheme. 35,000 new beds were added in hospitals across 600 districts under this scheme."
He took part in the foundation laying ceremony of an ESIC hospital at Kalol which has upgraded itself from 50 to 150 bed hospital. He told the Dr Atul Patel, founding member of the hospital and ex-MLA of Kalol to push Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who was present at the event, to establish a medical college along with the trust-run hospital.
Shah observed, "Today Mansukh Mandaviya has come, should we take advantage of it or not? 750-beds will be made and with some increase in amenities, you can apply and as per provisions, Mansukhbhai will quickly arrange and approve for a medical college (with the hospital). Then Kalol's kids will get its benefits…It is my appeal and request (to Dr Atul Patel) that not just a hospital, but to also prepare a (medical) college so that our kids can study here and serve in their own village."
Shah added that Kalol would turn into a 850-bed facility in the coming two years as the foundation stone have been laid for the two hospitals. He further added,"Sanand, where nearly 1.30 lakh people work at one place, the only health facility is a PHC with 10 beds. Yesterday we laid the foundation stone for a 350-bed ESIC hospital there. In two days, we have laid down the foundation stone of 500 beds of ESIC hospitals."
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Union Labour Minister and BJP's Gujarat incharge Bhupendra Yadav, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, and former Lok Sabha MP from Mehsana Dr AK Patel were present at the event.
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Revu is currently pursuing her masters from University of Hyderabad. With a background in journalism, she joined Medical Dialogues in 2021.