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Sites for AIIMS have been finalized each at Jammu , Kashmir: Govt

Cinosural International An Elementry School Jammu




NEW DELHI, July 26 : The Centre has finalized a site each in Jammu & Kashmir provice for setting up AIIMS.

Two sites have been finalised for setting up AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir — one at Vijaypur in Samba district in Jammu region and the other at Awantipora, Pulwama, in Kashmir region, Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Sufficient fund is available under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) to take up the project, he said.

The decision came into picture after people in Jammu  region had  protested in August last year and said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced the AIIMS for Jammu in his budget speech but it was being set up in the Kashmir valley.

The Minister further said the timeline for making it fully operational will be declared at the time of its administrative approval.


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