- · The emphasis was provided by the PM in his speech following the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission launch event
- · Mr. Modi, in his speech, has highlighted the importance of good health infrastructure in the tourist destinations to attract more tourists, especially during the pandemic situation
- · He has also stated the importance of good health infrastructure in rural areas
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that during the Covid pandemic, places with better vaccination rates and health infrastructure are likely to attract more tourists. The PM believes that hospitals and hospitality stand in connection with each other.
Ahead of the launch event of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, Mr. Modi has said, “It is also a coincidence that today’s program is being organized on World Tourism Day. Some may wonder what does health care programs have to do with tourism? But health has a very strong relationship with tourism. Because when our health infrastructure is integrated and strengthened, it also affects the tourism sector in a positive way.”
The PM has also questioned whether a tourist would select a place without a good health infrastructure, as medical safety has achieved great importance, especially during the pandemic. He further states that tourists will feel safer in places with high vaccination rates and that stands to be the main reason for tourist destinations like Himachal, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Goa and Andaman and Nicobar to focus more on their vaccinations.
World Tourism Day marks the importance of tourism in affecting the social, political and cultural values of the international community. The theme of this special day this year has been “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. “Celebrate tourism’s unique ability to ensure that nobody is left behind as the world begins to open up again and look to the future,” urges the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to the various tourists, UN agencies, members and non-member states.
The Prime Minister, in his speech, has also expressed gratitude to the nurses, doctors and other medical staff for helping in the vaccination drive. He has also stressed on the need to develop medical services in rural areas.