“The prime minister just about inaugurated the mission. However I wish to inform the PM that we had already inaugurated it earlier throughout the outbreak of pandemic once we wanted a Covid centre. It helped us so much. This institute is related to the state authorities as nicely,” she mentioned.
The chief minister who additionally attended the PM’s programme just about mentioned that the state additionally bears a recurring expenditure of Rs 71 crore for it.
“The PM can be comfortable to know that the state is funding 25 per cent of the mission. We’ve additionally given 11 acre of land to the CNCI for the second campus,” she mentioned.
The Bengal CM, nonetheless, thanked Modi for inaugurating the campus and dedicating it to the folks of the nation.
Banerjee additionally mentioned she attended the occasion after being invited twice by Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandavia.
Referring to her authorities’s resolution to interact senior consultants in several departments, Banerjee instructed the PM that Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is questioning the rationale behind the transfer.
“You (Modi) gave us ideas to nominate folks from outdoors and we’ve adopted that. However the governor has questioned me why I took such a choice. He requested us to indicate him the method (adopted to take the choice). He has no clue that we’ve adopted the recommendation of the PM. No matter be the political outlook, however we observe the rules of the Centre. We attempt to observe it 99 per cent,” she mentioned.
Banerjee additionally appealed to the PM to extend the quota for medical seats within the state.
“There’s a shortage of medical doctors and the quota for medical seats should be elevated as per the inhabitants. There’s one hospital the place 75 medical doctors are down with Covid. How will the remedy of sufferers be carried out?” she mentioned.
She claimed that West Bengal is No. 1 within the nation by way of administering Covid-19 vaccine doses within the state and sought extra of them from the Centre.
Vaccine wastage is zero within the state, she mentioned.
“We (state authorities) have ensured by our works that our nation will not get a nasty status. We’ve began numerous schemes like Swasthya Sathi (medical insurance scheme) and have began dialysis centres. Individuals are additionally getting 40 per cent concessions on medicines.”