Justices K K Sasidharan and P D Audhikesavalu directed the Union Health Secretary to submit the report which, they said, should also contain details as and when the work on the institute would begin and when it would be completed.
The judges were hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by Ramesh who said the work on the institute had started in other states where it had been proposed while in Tamil Nadu it was yet to take off.
The petitioner moved the court seeking a gazette notification on setting up the AIIMS in Thoppur and for allocation of funds.
The state government had offered five locations and the Centre in June last had announced Thoppur as the site for the medical instituted.
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