Two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is to be established at Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The Union cabinet has today approved establishment of the new AIIMS in Madurai, Tamil Nadu and another Institute in Bibinagar, Telangana. The estimated cost of both the institutes is Rs. 1,264 crore and Rs. 1,028 crore respectively. “The AIIMSs will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)”, said a statement from the Union government.
The Union cabinet has also given its approval for creation of one post of Director in each of the above two AIIMS. As per the official statement, each new AIIMS will add 100 MBBS seats and 60 B.Sc. Nursing seats and will have 15-20 Super Specialty Departments along with around 750 hospital beds.
“According to data of current functional AIIMS, it is expected that each new AIIMS would cater to around 1500 Outdoor patients per day and around 1000 Indoor patients per month”, the statement said.
The two new AIIMS are built as Institutions of National Importance for providing quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education and research in the Region.
The proposed institution will include Emergency / Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality and Super Speciality beds.
Also, there will be a Medical College, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Guest House, Hostels and residential facilities.
“The timeframe for establishment of the new AIIMS Tamil Nadu and AIIMS Telangana will be 45 months, broadly comprising a pre-construction phase of 10 months, a construction phase of 32 months and stabilization/commissioning phase of 3 months”, said the statement.
Central government will fund the entire cost of construction, operations and maintenance of new AIIMS. Setting up new AIIMS in the states will lead to employment generation for nearly 3000 people in various faculty and non-faculty posts in each of the AIIMS.
Further, indirect employment generation will take place due to facilities & services like shopping centre, canteens, etc. nearby the new AIIMS.
The AIIMS in Tamil Nadu was announced in the Budget Speech of Finance Minister in 2015-16 and Ministry of Finance conveyed its in-principle approval for establishment of AIIMS in Telangana in April, 2018.