Two new AIIMS for Jammu and Kashmir, One for Gujarat
The Union Cabinet
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri 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.
to the Prime Minister for his visionary leadership and constant support, Shri J
P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare said that the approval
follows our Prime Minister’s vision and upholds the spirit of ‘SabkaSaath,
SabkaVikas’. “Two new AIIMS,one each for Jammu Region and Kashmir Region in the
State of Jammu & Kashmir was announced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister under
the Prime Minister’s Development Package and AIIMS in Gujarat was announced by
the Finance Minister in his Budget Speech,” Shri Nadda added.
Shri Nadda further
stated 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
& Maintenance expenses on new AIIMS are also fully borne by the Central
Government,” Shri Nadda elaborated.
Terming it historic,
the Union Health Minister further said that setting up new AIIMS in the states
will lead to employment generation for nearly 3000 people in various faculty
& non faculty posts in each of the AIIMS. Indirect employment
generation will take place due to facilities and services like shopping centre,
canteens, etc. coming in the vicinity of new AIIMS. The construction activity involved
for creation of the physical infrastructure for the various new AIIMS is also
expected to generate substantial employment in the construction phase as well.
,”Shri Nadda stated.
Shri Nadda further
stated that 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,” he mentioned.