The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the students to study medicine in India instead of going to small foreign countries. The Prime Minister made these statements speaking at a webinar on the Union budget announcements on the health sector. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi suggested that state governments should also formulate “good policies” for land allotment for medical education so that India could produce a large number of doctors and paramedics to fulfill even global demand. He urged all the states to create a conducive environment for development of medical education in all the states.
The Prime Minister made these statements amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis, the Prime Minister further stated that the government is making the best efforts to bring back all the stranded Indian students in Ukraine. The prime minister said Indian students going abroad for study, especially in medical education, also result in hundreds of billions of rupees exiting the country as well.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi further stated that India can benefit a lot from its demographic dividend in the medical field. Further Mr. Modi stated that Indian doctors have enhanced the country's prestige across the world in the last many decades with their work.
The Prime Minister further stated that the government has been working with the spirit of "One India One Health”, so that every Indian in the remote locations also has access to quality healthcare.