PM Modi lauds corona warriors, says world seeks both 'care' and 'cure' from you

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 01, 2020, 11.43 AM(IST)

Narendra Modi Photograph:( ANI )

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Modi was speaking after inaugurating the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said Ayushman Bharat - the world’s largest healthcare scheme belongs to India. In less than 2 years, he added, one crore people have benefitted from the scheme. 

Modi was speaking after inaugurating the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

''Had it not been for the global pandemic, I would've loved to be with you all in Bengaluru to mark this day. At such a time, the world is looking up to our doctors, nurses, medical staff & scientific community with hope and gratitude. The world seeks both ‘care’ and ‘cure’ from you,'' he said. 

25 years mean Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences is in the prime of its youth, he said and expressed confidence that the university will continue to scale new heights of excellence in the times to come.

''The virus may be an invisible enemy. But our warriors, medical workers are invincible. In the battle of Invisible vs Invincible, our medical workers are sure to win,'' he added. 

The country has seen rapid progress in setting up 22 more AIIMS. Over the last five years, we have been able to add over 30,000 seats in MBBS and 15,000 seats in post-graduation, Modi said.

PM Modi also condemned violence against frontline workers during his address.

''I want to state it clearly- violence, abuse and rude behaviour against front-line workers is not acceptable,'' he said.