Cabinet raises Rs 1103 cr for AIIMS at Jharkhand
By TIOL News Service
NEW DELHI, MAY 16, 2018: IN order to improve healthcare facilities, the Cabinet has approved a fund of Rs. 1103 crore to set up the proposed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
The new hospital will have a 750-bed capacity with trauma centre facilities 20 Speciality or Super Speciality Departments including 15 Operation Theatres. It willl have an attached medical college with an intake of 100 MBBS students per year and a nursing college with an intake of 60 B.Sc.(Nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities or services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi. An Ayush Department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicine will be also be provided under the new project.
The setting up of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care 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 or facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).
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.). Further, AIIMS have also been sanctioned at Bathinda, Punjab in July 2016, Guwahati (Assam), May 2017 and Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) in January 2018.