India’s first digital paperless hospital open to the public during PM Modi visit for Vibrant Gujarat and Ahmedabad Shopping Festival. PM inaugurated the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical and Research in Ellis Bridge yesterday.
This paperless hospital is part of the Ayushman Bharat programme, this hospital will provide free treatment to the poor. According to Modi, the 1,500-bed hospital is “the first government hospital with a helipad for the air ambulance”.
Culled from the decades-old VS Hospital, the 18-storeyed state-ofthe-art super-specialty hospital was built at a cost of Rs 750 crore. Modi lauded Sardar Patel for his contribution to healthcare in the country. “The country knows Patel Saheb as a visionary leader and a messiah for the farmers but along with that, he was very enthusiastic about cleanliness and health. When he was the mayor of Ahmedabad, cleanliness and health were his top priorities.”