Over 15,000 OPD patients daily, 3,500 surgeries monthly in 6 new AIIMS: MoS Health

New Delhi: The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey said today that presently six All Indian Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh are fully functional with 100 MBBS, 60 B.Sc. (Nursing) and PG seats. Hospital services are also operating with substantial capacity.

All key hospital facilities and services such as Emergency, Trauma, Diagnostic, Pathology, Blood Bank are functioning, and services in these six AIIMS have been expanded and presently, on an average, more than 15,000 patients visit the OPD daily, besides more than 15,000 patients receiving treatment in the IPD every month, with more than 3,500 major surgeries performed monthly.

Besides AIIMS Bhubaneswar which is already functional, presently there is no proposal to set up more new AIIMS in the state of Odisha.

Five districts viz. Balasore, Baripada (Mayurbani), Bolangir, Koraput and Puri have been approved for establishment of new medical colleges under Phase-I and one in the District of Jajpur under Phase-II of the centrally sponsored scheme ‘Establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral Hospital’

Phase-III of the Scheme has been approved by the Cabinet on 20 August 2019, wherein 75 more new Medical Colleges are being established all over the country.

State and Union Territory Governments have been requested to send their proposals under the Phase-III scheme along with a Detailed Project Report as per scheme guidelines for consideration by the Ministry.

However, so far, no proposal has been received from the State Government of Odisha for establishment of a new Medical College under Phase-III.

The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

Chaubey had said earlier in November that under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), 22 AIIMS have been sanctioned of which 6 are operational, and 6 more will be completed in 2020.

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