New Delhi, Jan 10: The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for establishing three new AIIMS, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Gujarat.
The AIIMS at Vijaypur in Samba, will be set up at a cost of Rs 1,661 crore, the one at Awantipora in Pulwama at a cost of Rs 1,828 crore and the AIIMS at Rajkot, Gujarat, will be set up at a cost of Rs 1,195 crore. Setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but will also address the shortfall of healthcare professionals in the region.
Reportedly, each new AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 BSc (nursing) seats, and the new AIIMS will have 15-20 super specialty departments followed by 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.