3 new AIIMS to be established in Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir

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The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of three new AIIMS at Samba in Jammu, Pulwama in Kashmir, and Rajkot in Gujarat today. These All India Institutes of Medical Sciences or AIIMSs will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), said a statement from the Central government.

The statement added the aim of these establishments is to provide premium healthcare, medical education to the aspirants at every corner of the country.

Establishment of new AIIMS involves the creation of Hospital, Teaching Block for medical and nursing courses, residential complex and allied facilities/services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi and other six new AIIMS taken up under Phase-I of PMSSY.

The Institute at Simba is likely to be functional in 48 months from now while it will take 72 months for the Pulwana institute to be established.

The AIIMS in Rajkot is expected to be completed in 45 months. Each new AIIMS will add 100 MBBS seats and 60 B.Sc. Nursing seats and will also have 15-20 Super Specialty Departments.

Each new AIIMS will add around 750 hospital beds which will include Emergency / Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds, and ICU Speciality and Super Speciality beds, the statement said.

It is expected that each new AIIMS will constitute around 1500 OPD patients per day and around 1000 IPD patients per month.

Construction of new AIIMS is fully funded by the Central government. The Operations and Maintenance expenses on new AIIMS will be fully borne by the Centre.

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