He said, A National Cardio Care Centre (NCCC) would also be set up in this institute. The Health Minister was speaking after inaugurating the outreach OPD of AIIMS Badhsa Village. Which is 40 km from New Delhi, in Haryana's Jhajjar District.
"The proposed NCI would have 600 beds in the 2, 100-bedded AIIMS-2, and would be the biggest cancer institute in the Country, bigger than even the Tata Cancer Institute in Mumbai", he said.
The AIIMS-2 Campus is being set up over an area of 300 acres, provided free of cost by the Haryana Government. He said, the new facilities would serve not only the people of Haryana, but also other states. All new facilities would serve not only the people of Haryana, but also other states.
Minister Azad says that "The waiting period of OPD at Delhi AIIMS would be decreased considerably, and people from Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala would happily come to Badhsa. This is the first OPD where free medicines would be provided".
Moreover, the outreach OPD comprises of the departments of general medicine, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, ophthalmology, ENT, anthesthesia and general surgery. The entire OPD operations will be computerized from registration to prescriptions, and patient records would be maintained electronically, he added.
He infact said that the main reason to introduce the centre was the continuous increase in Heart and Cancer diseases across the country, and a need was felt for national-level institutes to tackle these.
Also, the Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the highway from Delhi to Badhsa would be four-laned, to enable people to reach AIIMS-2 smoothly.