The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 January 2018 approved the establishment of AIIMS in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.
The new AIIMS will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The cost of the project is Rs 1351 crore.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bilaspur
• The new AIIMS will be completed in a period of 48 months with a pre-construction phase of 12 months, construction phase of 30 months and commissioning phase of 6 months.
• It will consist of a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds and trauma centre facilities.
• It will have a Medical college which will enrol 100 MBBS students every year.
• It will also have a Nursing college with a maximum enrolment of 60 B.Sc. (Nursing) students per year.
• It will own residential complexes and allied services, based on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.
• The hospital will have 20 Super-Speciality Departments including 15 Operation Theatres.
• It will also have an AYUSH department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in traditional system of medicine.
• It will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care to the population while creating a large pool of doctors and other health workers in the region.
AIIMS in India
• Under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), AIIMS have already been established in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna, while work of AIIMS Rae Bareli is in progress.
• Three AIIMS in Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kalyani (West Bengal) and Mangalagiri in Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) were also sanctioned in 2015.
• Two AIIMS were sanctioned at Bathinda and Gorakhpur in 2016 and an AIIMS in Kamrup (Assam).
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