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Centre, UP govt sign MoU for opening AIIMS in Gorakhpur

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The today signed an MoU with the Centre for setting up of an AIIMS hospital in Gorakhpur, hometown of Chief Minister

Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Adityanath said after establishment of AIIMS in Gorakhpur, people of the region will not have to go anywhere else and would get quality treatment there.

"It will help those living in eastern to get health care services and they will not have to run to Lucknow, or other places for treatment of serious ailments," he said.

The hospital will have 750 free beds and the project is set to cost Rs 1,750 crore.

The foundation of the AIIMS at Gorakhpur was laid by Prime Minister Modi last year.

The OPD of the new AIIMS will start by September, 2018 and trauma centres will be established by 2020.

On the occasion, representatives of both the Centre and state exchanged MoUs.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 22:32 IST