Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid foundation stones of several development projects at Kurukshetra in Haryana today. Mr. Modi dedicated to the nation the National Cancer Institute at Bhadsa in Jhajjar district. The institute is the state-of-the-art tertiary cancer care-cum-research centre constructed at the AIIMS Jhajjar campus. The 700-bed hospital will have facilities like surgical oncology, palliative care and nuclear medicine, besides hostel rooms for doctors and attendants of cancer patients.
Mr Modi also inaugurated Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) medical college and hospital in Faridabad. This will be the first ESIC medical college and hospital in north India. The 510-bed hospital will have state-of-the-art facilities. ESIC provides social security to the insured persons and their beneficiaries, especially to worker population and their dependents.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of National Institute of Ayurveda in Panchkula which is being set up at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Temple Complex. It will be a national-level institute for Ayurveda treatment, education and research.
Foundation stone of Sri Krishna Ayush University, Kurukshetra was also be laid by Mr Modi. It will be the first university related to Indian system of medicine in Haryana as well as the first of its kind in India.
Another foundation stone was laid for Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay University of Health Sciences in Karnal.
Mr Modi also laid the foundation stone of ‘Battles of Panipat Museum’ at Panipat. The museum will honour the heroes of various battles of Panipat.
Upon reaching Kurukshetra, the Prime Minister visited the Swachh Sundar Shauchalay exhibition . Mr. Modi also gave away the Swachh Shakti awards to woman sarpanches from across the country in Swach shakti 2019 programme. Swach Shakti, a programme aimed at empowering women, is a national event which is attended by women panchs and sarpanchs from across the country.