The Central Government, headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved setting up of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kamrup, Assam.
The new AIIMS will serve the purpose of providing super-speciality health care to the population as well as in creating a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region. The doctors will also be available for primary and secondary level institutions/facilities being created under National Health Mission (NHM).
The project will cost around Rs 1123 crore and will be under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
The new AIIMS at Kampur will be a 750 bedded hospital with facilities like trauma centre. The medical college will take admission of 100 MBBS students per year and the nursing college within the campus will intake 60 BSc (Nursing) students per year.
The hospital will also have 22 Speciality/Super-Speciality Departments including 16 Operation Theaters and an AYUSH department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in traditional system of medicine. On the similar lines of AIIMS-Delhi, the new AIIMS have residential complexes and allied facilities/services within the campus.