The government cleared a proposal to establish three new AIIMS in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) at a total of cost of Rs 4,949 crore.
Today, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave approval for setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Nagpur in Maharashtra, Manglagiri, Andhra Pradesh and Kalyani in West Bengal.
Each of the proposed institution will have a hospital with a capacity of 960 beds. In addition, there will be a teaching block, administrative block, AYUSH block, auditorium, nursing college, night shelter, hostel and residential facilities.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal said while briefing media after the Cabinet said that, "New AIIMS will be established as institutes of national importance for providing quality medical education, nursing education and also to provide tertiary healthcare facilities to the people of these locations."
Of the total expenditure of Rs 4,949 crore, the cost of the new AIIMS at Manglagiri will be to the tune of Rs 1,618 crore, Rs 1,577 crore for Nagpur and for Kalyani Rs 1,754 crore will be spent.
The minister added, "Setting up of these AIIMS will address regional imbalances in availability of affordable and reliable tertiary health care services in these regions. It will augment the facilities of quality medical education and would also address the shortfall of health care professionals in these regions." The large populations of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra (Vidarbha) and West Bengal along with adjoining states and region will be benefited from this project.
While six new AIIMS under the PMSSY have been made functional, the construction of AIIMS, Rae Bareily, is under progress.