Gopi said, "An AIIMS is essential for Kerala. The Union government has no intention to deny it. In fact, Union Health Minister has assured this and I hope that an announcement will be made in this regard during the next Budget."
Addressing a gathering at the Kozhikode medical college on Sunday, Mathrubhumi reported that actor and Rajya Sabha member Suresh Gopi stated that AIIMS in Kerala will become a reality once the state government finalises the draft plan. According to Mathrubhumi, Rajya Sabha member Suresh Gopi further said, “An AIIMS is essential for Kerala. The Union government has no intention to deny it. In fact, Union Health Minister has assured this and I hope that an announcement will be made in this regard during the next Budget. As directed by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, talks have been initiated already with state Health Minister Shylaja teacher.”
“It is important to keep in mind that the upkeep of government institutions is the responsibility of each and every citizen, not entirely the responsibility of the government. After all, these institutions are constructed from the taxes of citizens,” Suresh Gopi further said.
In August 2016, actor-turned-Rajya Sabha member Suresh Gopi had presented his maiden parliamentary report in the Rajya Sabha, following which the Deputy Speaker PJ Kurien went to speak with him and said, “I have only seen you in films. This is the first time that I am seeing you in the House. Wish you best of luck.”
It is through his political action movies that actor Suresh Gopi became popular in Malayalam cinema. In most of his movies, he played the role of an angry crusader who does everything possible to root out corruption from the political system.
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The actor was also a star campaigner for the BJP in the Kerala assembly polls last year. Upon joining the BJP last year, Suresh Gopi had categorically stated that his focus would remain on development issues in the state.