"The cabinet has approved a plan to set up 70 medical facilities," he said, adding that there was no cancer institute in the government sector. "Only the Tatas has one institute."
"We were first to bring changes to the Medical Council Act (MCI) Act, introduced in 1965, and its rules which resulted in increase of 75% doctors in speciality and super-speciality fields (MD seats)," he said.
Azad said six new super-speciality hospitals on the lines of AIIMS were being set up in the country apart from upgrade of some hospitals to super-speciality facilities.
Regarding the policy to provide medicare to new born, he said 27 crore children would be benefited under the scheme.