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Union Budget 2017: AIIMS to be set up in Gujarat and Jharkhand

  • Union Budget 2017, Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Narendra Modi
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during presentation of the Union Budget 2017-18 in Lok Sabha in New Delhi

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand and Gujarat as part of increasing healthcare in the country.

  • Union Budget 2017, Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Narendra Modi
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stands outside his office at North Block holding the briefcase containing the Union budget for 2017 and is ...

    “Two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to be set up in Jharkhand and Gujarat,” he said while reading out his Union Budget speech for 2017-18 in Parliament.

  • Union Budget 2017, Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Narendra Modi
    Jaitley further said the government aims to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) from 167 in 2011-13 to 100 between 2018-2020.

    “The action plan is to eliminate Kala Azar and Filariasis by 2017, Leprosy by 2018, Measles by 2020, and Tuberculosis by 2025,” the finance minister said.

  • Union Budget 2017, Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Narendra Modi
    Earlier, the Jharkhand state government had suggested Deoghar as a possible site. However, the Centre had asked the state government to ...

    “The government has decided to start DNB (Diplomate National Board) courses in many of the hospitals across the country,” said Jaitley.

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