Union Health Minister inaugurates Amrita Patel Public Health Center in Gujarat

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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the Amrita Patel Public Health Center in Anand, Gujarat.

An Overview of the News

  • The Amrita Patel Center for Public Health was established in honor of Dr. Amrita Patel, a pioneer in both the dairy industry and public health.

  • Dr. Patel has held key positions in the dairy industry, including as the first woman executive of Amul and chairperson of NDDB.

  • She was devoted to improving the health and livelihoods of India's rural poor, especially women.

Amrita Patel Awards and Recognitions:

  • Dr. Patel received prestigious awards like 'Padma Bhushan' for his dairy industry contribution and 'Indira Gandhi Environment Award' for his environmental work.

  • She has been consistently recognized as a top businesswoman and received the Mahindra Samridhi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Award.

Centre's Approach:

  • The center aims to be a hub of learning and capacity building, serving public health professionals from diverse backgrounds. It continues Dr. Patel's legacy of public health reform in India.

About Gujarat

  • Formation (by partition) - 1 May 1960

  • Capital - Gandhinagar

  • Governor - Acharya Devvrat

  • Chief Minister - Bhupendrabhai Patel (BJP)

  • District - 33

  • Rajya Sabha - 11 seats

  • Lok Sabha - 26 seats

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