Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath vowed on Tuesday to open six AIIMS in the state to provide adequate medical facilities to the people.
Adityanath while inaugurating ventilator machines at Lucknow's King George's Medical University said said that there is a dearth of doctors in the state.
"The state needs at least 5 lakh doctors. The government also wants to open 25 medical colleges in the coming five years," the chief minister said.
Adityanath also asked doctors not to indulge in private practice and deal with patients in a polite manner.
"Doctors should work hard to earn blessings from patients rather than running after the money," he said.
During his speech, Adityanath also targeted the previous Samajwadi Party government accusing it of sending top-class doctors to its stronghold Safai and Kannauj while giving step-motherly treatment to areas like Gorakhpur.