Union Cabinet approves AIIMS in Madurai

Union Cabinet approves AIIMS in Madurai

The Union cabinet on Monday approved establishment of two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — one each in Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

According to an official statement, the Tamil Nadu AIIMS would come up at Madurai at a cost of Rs 1,264 crore, while the Telangana’s one would be built at Bibinagar at a cost of Rs 1,028 crore.

The AIIMS in Tamil Nadu was announced in the Budget Speech of Finance Minister in 2015-16 and Ministry of Finance conveyed its in-principle approval for establishment of AIIMS in Telangana in April, 2018.

The AIIMSs will be set up under Pradhan MantriSwasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), said a statement from the Union government.

The Union cabinet has also given its approval for creation of one post of Director in each of the above two AIIMS.

Setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but also address the shortfall of health care professionals in the region, it added.

“The new AIIMS will provide super speciality health care to the population while creating a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region that can be available for primary and secondary level institutions and facilities being created under National Health Mission (NHM),” it said further.

The 750-bed institute will have 15-20 superspecialty departments, a medical college, AYUSH block, auditorium, night shelter, guest house, hostels and residential facilities.

Apart from providing top notch health care to around 1,500 outpatients a day, and 1,000 inpatients a month, the institute will help create an additional 100 MBBS and 60 BSc (nursing) seats