NEW DELHI, MAY 16: The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand. The AIIMS Deogarh will have an intake of 100 MBBS students per year as well as 60 B.Sc.(Nursing) students.
The Cabinet has also approved Rs. 1103 crore for the project and the said AIIMS will be set up under the Pradhan MantriSwasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
As per the Cabinet, the setting up of new AIIMS at Deoghar will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care to the population while also helping to create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region to be available for primary and secondary-level institutions/facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).
The Hospital will have the capacity of 750 beds with trauma center facilities, residential complexes, and allied facilities/services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.
Under the PMSSY, AIIMS have been established in Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh, and Patna. Work of AIIMS Rae Bareli (U.P.), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kalyani (West Bengal) and Mangalagiri in Guntur (A.P.) is in progress. Construction work has also been awarded for AIIMS, Gorakhpur (U.P.).
The government has also sanctioned AIIMS to be established in Bathinda, Punjab; Guwahati (Assam), May 2017; and Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh).