Government approves three new AIIMS
Two new AIIMS,one each for Jammu Region and Kashmir Region in the State of Jammu & Kashmir was announced by the Prime Minister’s Development Package and AIIMS in Gujarat was announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget Speech.
#AIIMS at Vijaynagar, Samba, Jammu will be established at a cost of Rs. 1661 crore; #AIIMS at Awantipura, Pulwama, Kashmir will be established at a cost of Rs. 1828 crore & #AIIMS at Rajkot, Gujarat will be established at a cost of 1195 crore. pic.twitter.com/HE60eSkEwX— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) January 10, 2019
Setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but will also address the shortfall of health care professionals in the region. The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super specialty health care to the population closer to their homes, while also help create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region. Construction of new AIIMS is fully funded by the Central Government. The Operations & Maintenance expenses on new AIIMS will also be fully borne by the Central Government.