Cabinet approves establishment of two new AIIMS for J&K and one for Gujarat

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for a proposal for establishing three new 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. Setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but will also address the shortfall of healthcare professionals in the region. The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super specialty healthcare 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. 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. Moreover, 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.

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