PM Modi will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur today, development projects worth Rs 3,650 crore

PM Narendra Modi will also be inaugurating the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla. The engineering college was built at a cost of about Rs 140 crore.

PM Modi will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur today, development projects worth Rs 3,650 crore AIIMS Bilaspur (Image: Twitter/@mansukhmandviya)
Anu Parthiban | Oct 5, 2022 - 10:06 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, at around Rs 11.30 AM. The prime minister will also lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth over Rs 3,650 crore.

AIIMS Bilaspur is constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1,470 crore. “The Hospital, whose foundational stone was also laid by the Prime Minister in October 2017, is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. The prime minister will dedicate AIIMS Bilaspur to the nation on October 5,” the PMO said in a statement.

AIIMS Bilaspur will admit 100 students for MBBS course and 60 students for nursing courses every year.

Spread over 247 acres, AIIMS Himachal Pradesh is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 specialty and 17 super specialty departments, 18 modular operation theaters, 750 beds with 64 ICU beds. “It is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines like ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI etc, Amrit Pharmacy and Jan Aushadhi Kendra and also a 30 bedded AYUSH block,” it said.

The Centre for Digital Health is also set up at AIIMS Bilaspur to provide health services in the tribal and inaccessible tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. Also, specialist health services will be provided by the hospital through health camps in the inaccessible tribal and high Himalayan regions like Kaza, Saluni, and Keylong.

Government Hydro Engineering College

With an aim to enhance the employment opportunities in the region, Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of about Rs 350 crore.

After that, he will be inaugurating the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla. The engineering college which was built at a cost of about Rs 140 crore will help make available trained manpower for hydro power projects, in which Himachal Pradesh is one of the leading states. It will help in upskilling the youth and providing ample job opportunities in the hydro power sector, the prime minister’s office said.

He will also be laying the foundation stone of around 31 km long project for four laning of the National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh on NH-105, worth over Rs 1,690 crore. The project road is a major connecting link for the traffic from Ambala, Chandigarh, Panchkula and Solan /Shimla going towards Bilaspur, Mandi and Manali.


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