Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad has inaugurated the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur Campus on 27 February 2014, which is located in state Chhattisgarh. The AIIMS Raipur campus at present is launched with having 160 beds, and will have more beds added in near future to reach figure of up to 1,000.
On this glittering Ceremony he also announced set up of a Cancer Treatment and Research Institute in Bilaspur district at an expenditure of Rs 120 crore. An additional smaller cancer and research institute will also be established incurring cost of Rs 45 crore in the Korea district of Chhattisgarh.
The land availability, Water Facility and Electricity Supply was provided in time through the efforts of Chief Minister Raman Singh-led Chhattisgarh government, which helped in smooth and timely establishment of the AIIMS Raipur Medical Institute.
The Raipur Campus will offer a total of 4,089 posts for doctors, employees and officials, Ghulam Nabi Azad Said. The minister stated that proposal of opening a new medical college in Surguja district will also materialize in some time.
He added that that a few amendments have been introduced in Medical Council of India's (MCI) rules and guidelines to establish more medical institutes in remote or backward states like Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, as well as Jammu and Kashmir.
Azad cited the figures that because of focus on Medical and Health Facilities in the country nearly 97 big scale medical colleges have been launched in the past 4 years all across the country along with increase in medical seats as well from 150 to being 250 now.