New Delhi: Minister of State Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey said that 22 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have been announced and sanctioned to be set under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
Under this scheme, 6 AIIMS – Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh are functional.
Guiding principle for establishing additional AIIMS like institutions and hospitals in the country is the Presidential address to the Parliament dated 9 June 2014 wherein it was inter-alia announced that to address the shortfall of health care professionals, health education and training will be transformed and AIIMS like institutes will be established in every State in a phased manner.
Under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are being set up in various states of the country as per the budget announcements.
The institutes in Gorakhpur, Rae Bareli, Bhatinda, Kalyani, Mangalagiri and Nagpur are set to be completed by 2020. Moreover, AIIMS Jammu will be functional by 2023 and AIIMS Kashmir by 2025. AIIMS Kashmir is the costliest with a budget allocation of Rs 1,828 crores.
Apart from 22 new AIIMS which have been announced/sanctioned, proposals for setting up AIIMS-like hospitals have been received from Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tripura and Mizoram.
AIIMS are being set up in various parts of the country in a phased manner as per budget announcements keeping in view gaps in tertiary healthcare infrastructures in different regions of the country and availability of funds.
The Minister of State Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.
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