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Azad inaugurates Outreach OPD of AIIMS in Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

"Outreach OPD at Badsha is the first step towards what is going to be a state-of-the-art health facility with tremendous impact on healthcare services," Azad said.

The OPD will provide generic medicines free of cost to all patients for a month, he said.

It is the first time in the history of AIIMS where the entire OPD operations will be computerised, the Health Minister said, adding that the centre has a capacity to handle approximately 1,000 patients per day.

Azad said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has plans to establish several super-speciality and world- class research facilities at Badsha.

"The National Cancer Institute is proposed to be set up here at an estimated budget of Rs 2,100 crore.

The National Cardiac Care Centre is also proposed at Badsha," he said.

"AIIMS-2, about 17 kms from Gurgaon on the Gurgaon-Badli road, is being set up over an area of 300 acre," the Health Minister said, adding that a committee headed by the Union Health Secretary would finalise the master plan of the new facility.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda thanked the Centre for allotting this prestigious project to Haryana. He said AIIMS-2 will benefit not only Haryana but the neighbouring states too.

First Published: Sat, November 24 2012. 19:15 IST