PM Narendra Modi inaugurates IIT Jodhpur campus, infrastructure projects at Rajasthan Central University

Prime minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a 350-bed Trauma Centre and Critical Care Hospital block at AIIMS, Jodhpur.

The PM said AIIMS and IIT Jodhpur are working on new possibilities in the field of medical technology. (Image: Press Release)The PM said AIIMS and IIT Jodhpur are working on new possibilities in the field of medical technology. (Image: Press Release)

Divyansh | October 5, 2023 | 06:39 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Jodhpur). He also dedicated various infrastructure projects at Central University of Rajasthan to the public.

The PM also laid the foundation stone for a 350-bed Trauma Centre and Critical Care Hospital block at AIIMS, Jodhpur and multiple road development projects. He dedicated two other rail projects including the doubling of the 145 km long Degana-Rai Ka Bagh, and the 58 km long Degana-Kuchaman City rail lines. He flagged off two new train services in Rajasthan namely Runicha Express - connecting Jaisalmer to Delhi and a new heritage train connecting Marwar Junction-Khambli Ghat.

Modi said Rajasthan is a state where the glory of ancient India is visible in the country’s valour, prosperity and culture. He also recalled a highly acclaimed G20 meeting in Jodhpur recently. He underlined the attraction of suncity Jodhpur for both local and international tourists. “It is important that Rajasthan, which represents India’s past glory should represent India's future as well. This will happen only when, from Mewar to Marwar, the entire Rajasthan scale new heights of development and modern infrastructure is built here”, the Prime Minister said.

Highlighting the special place of Rajasthan in medical and engineering education, the Prime Minister mentioned the contribution of Kota and said that the effort is that along with education, Rajasthan becomes a hub of medical and engineering.

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For this trauma, emergency and critical care facilities are being developed at AIIMS Jodhpur and seven Critical Care Blocks under Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM) are being developed across Rajasthan. “I take great pleasure in seeing AIIMS Jodhpur and IIT Jodhpur among the premier institutes of the country, not just of Rajasthan”, he said. “AIIMS and IIT Jodhpur have together started work on new possibilities in the field of medical technology. Hi-tech medical technology like robotic surgery will give India new heights in the field of research and industry. This will also promote medical tourism”, he added.

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