Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for a new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, which will be built a cost of about Rs 1264 crore. The 750-bedded AIIMS hospital is expected to go on stream in 2022. The hospital will have 30 emergency/trauma beds, 75 beds in the intensive care unit (ICU) and critical care unit, 215 beds in a super-specialty unit, 285 specialty beds, including surgical and medical units. The hospital will also have 30 beds each for Ayush and private wards. In addition, there will be an administration block, auditorium, night shelter, guest house, hostels and residential facilities. AIIMS Madurai is being set up with a long-term focus on post-graduation and research. It will have a capacity of 100 MBBS seats; 60 Bachelor of Science (Nursing) seats.