The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand. A provision of funds worth 1103 crore has been approved for the project and the said AIIMS will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

Details 

The AIIMS at Deoghar will consist of:

  • A hospital with a capacity of 750 beds, trauma center facilities.
  • A medical college with an intake of 100 MBBS students per year.
  • A nursing college with an intake of 60 B.Sc.(Nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities/services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • 20 specialty/super-specialty departments including 15 operation theatres.
  • An Ayush department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicine.

Impact

The setting up of new AIIMS at Deoghar will serve the dual purpose of providing super specialty healthcare to the population while also helping to create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region to be available for primary and secondary-level institutions/facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).

Background

Under the PMSSY, AIIMS have been established in Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh, and Patna. Work of AIIMS Rae Bareli (U.P.), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kalyani (West Bengal), and Mangalagiri in Guntur (A.P.) is in progress. Construction work has also been awarded for AIIMS, Gorakhpur (U.P.). – PIB


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