New AIIMS for Tamil Nadu, Telengana get cabinet approval

PM Modi
PM Modi

The institutes will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for a proposal for establishing two new AIIMS at Madurai, Tamil Nadu and Bibinagar, Telangana. The new institutes will be built at a cost of Rs 1264 crore and Rs 1028 crore respectively.

J P Nadda, Union minister of Health and Family Welfare said that the approval follows the  Prime Minister’s vision and upholds the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. “The AIIMS in Tamil Nadu was announced in the Budget Speech of Finance Minister in 2015-16 and the Ministry of Finance conveyed its in-principle approval for establishment of AIIMS in Telangana. Cost of construction and running of the new AIIMS would be met by the Central Government under PMSSY,” 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

While six new AIIMS are functioning, about 20 more are in various stages of construction (including land acquisition) throughout the country

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). Construction of new AIIMS is fully funded by the Central Government. The Operations &

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,” Nadda said.