The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for establishing of three new AIIMS at Samba in Jammu, Pulwama in Kashmir and Rajkot in Gujarat.
In a statement by Central Government, “The three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).”
The new AIIMS are aimed to provide quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education and research in the region, the statement added.
To be established on the pattern similar to that of AIIMS Delhi and other six new AIIMS taken up under Phase-I of PMSSY, the new AIIMS will have Hospital block, Teaching Block for medical and nursing courses, residential complex for allied facilities/services, and other facilities.
The medical institute proposed in Samba, Jammu, is expected to be ready in 48 months while 72 months period is estimated for construction of AIIMS in Pulwama, Kashmir. AIIMS Rajkot is expected to be completed in 45 months.
With 100 MBBS seats and 60 seats in B Sc Nursing course, each new AIIMS will also have 750 bed hospital including Emergency/Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality and Super Speciality beds, the statement said.
The new AIIMS are likely to cater healthcare services to around 1500 OPD patients per day and around 1000 IPD patients per month.