Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 December 2016 laid the foundation stone of a Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Center in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The dedicated cancer centre will be built at an expense of Rs 500 crore.
After laying the foundation stone of the cancer centre, Modi said that the role of technology in medical science has increased and that’s why his government is making all efforts to provide best medical facilities across India. This is a time when quality and affordable healthcare should be provided to people, especially the poor.
Modi was on a one-day visit to his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi. During this visit, he also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several other projects in the temple town. In total, all projects were created or will be created at an expense of some Rs. 2100 crore.
Highlights of the Narendra Modi’s visit to Varanasi
• PM Modi visited Swatantrata Bhavan of Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
• He laid the foundation of super speciality block of Institute of Medical Science of BHU.
• He attended a cultural event being organised under Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav from BHU premises.
During his visit to BHU, Prime Minister called upon people to adopt digital economy for cashless transactions. This adoption would help him to curb regeneration of black money.
Besides, he also visited Kabir Nagar locality to inspect the underground cabling work and heritage lighting system. The cabling work is being carried out under integrated power development scheme (IPDS) and heritage development (HRIDAY) scheme.
Later, the Prime Minister also went to DLW ground and laid the foundation of ESIC upgraded Super Specialty hospital. He also inaugurated the trade facilitation centre and crafts museum in the last leg of his program.