"The Gujarat government is in the final stages of framing a new medical policy, that would make Gujarat a medical hub. It would increase medical tourism," Patel said.
    
"Our aim is to increase various medical facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical colleges and super-speciality hospitals, for which the new policy would be a discussed in a meeting to be held on December 27, before the announcement,” he added.
    
"The meeting would discuss it for enhancing the medical sector in the state, as part of the success achieved in the Gujarat model of development," he said.
    
Patel said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the former Chief Minister of the state, was the first to introduce Gujarat as a model state.
    
"Under the new medical policy, the government would provide the financial and administrative help to all those who want to set up hospitals and medical colleges in state. It includes subsidy in the construction of facilities for boosting medical tourism and subsidy for purchasing specialized equipment," said the Health Minister.

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