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Swachhata Hi Seva: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Joins Cleanliness Campaign At A Civic Hospital In Ahmedabad

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani cleaned a portion of a civic body-run hospital as part of Centre’s ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign and urged the citizens to spare one hour daily during the campaign to clean the state

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Joins Cleanliness Campaign At A Civic Hospital In Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited the V S Hospital and cleaned a portion of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)-run hospital with a broom, joining the fortnight-long cleanliness drive launched on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement aims at generating greater public participation towards cleanliness. It is being organised in the run-up to the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, on October 2, 2018, which will also mark the commencement of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.

CM Rupani also inspected an under-construction hospital and research centre coming up near the V S Hospital. The Rs 582-crore hospital, being built by the AMC, is expected to be ready by January next year.

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The chief minister told reporters the prime minister will inaugurate the state-of-the-art Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre in January. He said the 17-storey tall hospital and medical research centre will provide treatment to the poor and needy of the state at concessional rates. The super-speciality hospital is being constructed over an area of 1.49-lakh square metres and will have 1,500 beds, 139 ICU beds, 32 operation theatres, wards for children and neonatal care among other facilities.

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CM Rupani joined the “Clean Gujarat, Healthy Gujarat” campaign launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. He called for creation of mass awareness for cleanliness and urged citizens to keep their homes and courtyards clean. He also urged citizens to spare one hour daily during the campaign, which will go on till October 2, to free the state from dirt and filth.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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