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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said schemes such as ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’ or the ‘National health Protection’ scheme will be a game-changer in terms of accessing healthcare services in India.

He was addressing the first convocation of the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, in Odisha. On this occasion, awards and gold medals were conferred on meritorious students.

Besides, the Vice-President also laid the foundation stone of the Rs 26 crore NALCO funded Night shelter and Rs 14.82 crore burn treatment units funded by NTPC. Vice-President asked the doctors to adopt a service-oriented approach while discharging their duties as medical practitioners.

The ceremony was also attended by Union Health Minister J P Nadda beside other dignitaries.

Union Health Minister J P Nadda said, 22 new AIIMS are coming up across the country under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana to reduce the regional imbalance in the field of healthcare. Addressing the first convocation of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, he said that ensuring the highest standards of medical education was a top priority for the government.

Union Health Minister praised AIIMS Bhubneswar for the special emphasis on research activities for undergraduate students.

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