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Centre gives nod to set up two AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir state

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The Union government has granted approval to establish two All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jammu and Kashmir state.

According to IANS reports, Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat said, "Approval to set up AIIMS was received by the state government last month. The location of the two AIIMS has already been made by the state government at Awantipora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district and Samba district in the Jammu region."

A total amount of Rs 4,000 crore has been reserved for construction of AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir under the Prime Minister's reconstruction package for the state, he added.

Since both the projects are set up by the central government the budgetary details on the same to be suggested by the Union government, the minister added.

Two AIIMS to come up in J &K state

About AIIMS:

The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is a group of autonomous public medical colleges, which offer higher education in the country.

AIIMS conducts national level entrance exam for MBBS courses. The exam is conducted to offer admission to six AIIMS institutions in India.

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