LIVE: We brought prices of stents down: PM

New Delhi,Oct 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in his poll-bound home state of Gujarat for a two-day visit less than a month after inaugurating the ambitious Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project.

-Today I met youngsters from a medical college. We as a society require more doctors who can serve people

-We brought prices of stents down. Work is constantly being done to make healthcare affordable for the poor

-Doctors and good food may or may not guarantee good health, but cleanliness does: PM Modi

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Jab Atal ji ki sarkaar thi, 15,17,18 saal pehle...tab jaa ke humare desh mein health policy bani thi: PM

He began the tour with prayers at the Dwarkadheesh Temple in the historic Dwarka town. During his whirlwind tour, Modi is expected to address as many as six public meetings launching various schemes and projects at five places in three regions of the state.

PM Modi  on a two-day visit to Gujarat, on Sunday visited his hometown Vadnagar where he inaugurated a medical college there and also visited his school. Modi, who is visiting his hometown for the first time after becoming Prime Minister in 2014, had on Saturday tweeted about his visit. "I look forward to visiting Vadnagar. This visit will bring back several memories from my childhood." The city has been decorated with flags and buntings for the visit of the Prime Minister. Hundreds of people gathered along the route to welcome the Prime Minister as he arrived in a black Range Rover SUV and waved to the crowd. People cheered and showered flowers on him.  Modi inaugurated the Rs 500 crore GMERS medical college and also interacted with the medical students in the classroom. This hospital is set to cater to lakhs of patients in North Gujarat and south Rajasthan, which borders the region.  News24Bureau with Agencies