The Union Cabinet on 3 October 2013 approved the proposal to establish a Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Medical Sciences (CAPFILMS), along with a 500-bed General Hospital, a 300-bed Super Specialty Hospital, a Nursing College and a School of Paramedics. CAPFILMS will be registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and shall have a Governing Body and a Governing Council, under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The objective of creation of the Institute is to facilitate attraction of talented professionals in the Central Armed Police Forces and their retention, besides providing in-house training, specialization, Post Graduate and Super Specialty Post Graduate courses to in-service health care professionals. This in turn will help in boosting the morale of the force personnel as well as provide required trained technical hands in the medical set up of CAPFs for the benefit of their personnel and families.
The overall cost of the project is 1366.53 crore Rupees and it will be completed by 2018-2019. For this purpose, the land measuring 48.80 acres has already been purchased at Maiden Garhi, New Delhi through the Central Public Works Department (CPWD).