Cabinet approves three new AIIMS, two in Jammu and Kashmir

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Three new AIIMS to come up in Awantipura, Pulwama and Rajkot

 

The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared three more AIIMS – two of them in Jammu and Kashmir. The cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi approved AIIMS at Vijaynagar, Samba, Jammu at a cost of Rs 1661 Crore, Awantipura,
Pulwama, Kashmir at a cost of Rs 1828 Crore and Rajkot, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 1195 Crore.

Health minister J P Nadda said that the approval upholds the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. “Two new AIIMS, one each for Jammu Region and Kashmir Region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir was announced under the Prime Minister’s Development Package and AIIMS in Gujarat was announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget Speech,” Nadda added.

Each new AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc (Nursing) seats, and the new AIIMS will have 15-20 Super Specialty Departments. “Each new AIIMS will add
around 750 hospital beds

Nadda said that setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and
training but will also address the shortfall of health care professionals in the region. The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super specialty health care 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 primary and secondary level institutions / facilities being created under National Health
Mission (NHM).

Nadda said that setting up new AIIMS in the states will lead to employment generation for nearly 3000 people in various faculty and non faculty posts in each of the
AIIMS. Indirect employment generation will take place due to facilities and services like shopping centre, canteens, etc. coming in the vicinity of new AIIMS. “The construction activity involved for creation of the physical infrastructure for the various new AIIMS is also expected to generate substantial employment in the construction phase as well,” Nadda said.

Each new AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc (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 mentioned.

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