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Cabinet approves proposal for establishing new AIIMS in J-K, Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Thursday approved a proposal for establishing three new AIIMS -- two in and and one in

The AIIMS atVijaynagar in Samba, Jammu, will be set up at a cost of Rs 1,661 crore, the one at Awantipora in Pulwama, Kashmir, at a cost of Rs 1,828 crore and the AIIMS at Rajkot, Gujarat, will be set up at a cost of Rs 1,195 crore, an official statement said.

Expressing gratitude, J P Nadda said the approval follows the prime minister's vision and upholds the spirit of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.

"Two new AIIMS, one each for Region and Region in the state of and was announced by the Prime under the Prime Minister's Development Package, and AIIMS in was announced by the in his budget speech," Nadda said.

He said setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but will also address the shortfall of professionals in the region.

"The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super specialty to the population closer to their homes, while also help create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region that can be available for and secondary level institutions and facilities being created under the (NHM)," the minister said.

Construction of the new AIIMS is fully funded by the central government. The operations and maintenance expenses on new AIIMS are also borne by the Centre, he said.

Terming it historic, Nadda further said that setting up of new AIIMS in the states will lead to employment generation for nearly 3,000 people in various faculty and non faculty posts.

He said each new AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 BSc (nursing) seats, and the new AIIMS will have 15-20 super specialty departments.

"Each new AIIMS will add around 750 hospital beds. As per data of current functional AIIMS, it is expected that each new AIIMS would cater to around 1500 OPD patients per day and around 1000 IPD patients per month," he added.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 22:20 IST