Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 9th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar today. Heads of five countries and more than 30,000 national and international delegates, including CEOs of major companies from India and abroad, are expected to attend the biennial 3-day event. There will be an exclusive Round-table Interaction of Prime Minister with Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds and Institutional Investors.
Yesterday, Prime Minister inaugurated Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show which is part of the Summit. Mr Modi also inaugurated the 1,500 bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Ahmedabadyesterday. Mr Modi said it will be linked to the Ayushman Bharat scheme so that poor people can avail medical facilities free of cost. Prime Minister said, this will be the first government hospital to have a helipad. Mr Modi said the new medical facility will help boost health sector in Gujarat.
He said, in 100 days, seven lakh poor people have received treatment under the Pradhan MantriAyushmaan Bharat scheme. Mr Modi said, the Constitutional amendment to provide 10 per cent reservation to economically poor in the general category was achieved due to the political will of his government. Mr Modi said, the economic reservation has been given without impacting the existing social reservations. He said, the new reservation will be implemented in 40,000 colleges across 900 universities in the country from this academic year.