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6 New AIIMS to be ready in 2 years

To be set up in Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Raipur and Rishikesh

New Delhi: The Governemnt of India has started the process of setting up six new hospital and research institutes in the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences which are expected to be completed in next two years.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday invited bids in this regard involving an estimated cost of Rs 1908 crore.

These AIIMS type institutes are a part of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) and are being planned at one each in the States of Bihar(Patna), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneshwar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur), Chhattisgarh (Raipur) and Uttaranchal (Rishikesh)
Each institution will have a  960 bedded hospital to provide healthcare facilities in 39 specialty and super-specialty disciplines. The Medical College will also have the provision to intake 100 under graduate (UG) students per year as well as it will have facilities for imparting PG and doctoral courses in various disciplines.

Apart from this, these institutions will have Nursing College and related infrastructures and will be completed within 24 months after the bidding process is over, the bidding document mentions.

The move to create more AIIMS is a very good idea. That we have hundreds of thousands of students taking the entrance examination for just 50 AIIMS seats is ludicrous with the need of quality Medical Doctors being substantial in India.

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