New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh performed the ‘bhoomi pujan’ ceremony of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) building in Jammu yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Singh said that Jammu & Kashmir is the only State/Union Territory in the country to have been allocated two AIIMS – one in Jammu and other in Kashmir. He thanked Prime Minister Modi for his focus on development in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir on the same lines as that of the development and success story of the North Eastern States.
Singh said that nine medical colleges have also been sanctioned in Jammu & Kashmir in addition to the two AIIMS. He said that the new work culture of the Government working for the welfare of the people beyond vote bank politics has greatly benefitted the people.
The Union Government had approved the proposal for the establishment of AIIMS at Jammu at Vijaypur, District Samba under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) in January 2019.
The foundation stone of AIIMS, Jammu was laid by PM Modi on 3 February, last year. Estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 1,661 crores, the project is being executed by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). It is projected to be completed in 30 months by August 2022. It has a total built-up area of 22,315 sqm.
Once completed, AIIMS Jammu would be a 750-bed hospital with super specialty departments. It shall also have a medical college and a nursing college. It will be a green building incorporating the state of the art equipment and technology.
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