Mumbai, July 22: As the Ayushman Bharat Yojana is being taken to the last strata of the society, the latest healthcare technology of Canada will be useful for Maharashtra to provide basic facilities, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here today.
He was speaking during the meeting with Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel who called on the Chief Minister at the Sahyadri Gust House today.
Chief Minister Fadnavis said that major chunk of Maharashtra population is now connected with the health insurance schemes. That calls for providing basic facilities on a large scale to this large chunk of population. This gives a better opportunity to the Canadian companies to provide latest equipments and technology. Besides, the ambitious project of Medi-City is progressing at Nagpur where these companies also have a better opportunity of investment, he added.
In addition to this, Nagpur and Aurangabad will occupy an important position from development point of view in the expansion of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Belt (DMIC). Here also the Canadian companies can invest on a large scale.
Canadian High Commissioner Patel expressed confidence that the investment in various sectors in Maharashtra will help in further strengthening the relations between India and his country. Canada always considered Maharashtra as an important state for cooperation in education, health, agriculture and technology sectors, he underlined. That is why many Canadian companies have given priority for investing in Maharashtra, Patel said extending birthday greetings to Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and extending him an invitation to visit Canada.
Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Bhushan Gagrani, Chief Protocol Officer Nandkumar and others were present on this occasion.