PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS, fertiliser plant in UP's Gorakhpur

The AIIMS Gorakhpur is built at a cost of Rs 1,011 crore

PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS, fertiliser plant in UP's Gorakhpur Gorakhpur AIIMS Uttar Pradesh
Press Trust of India | Dec 7, 2021 - 3:03 p.m. IST
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GORAKHPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated to the nation three megaprojects, including an AIIMS and a major fertiliser plant, in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home turf Gorakhpur. The other project he inaugurated is a Regional Medical Research Centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The three big-ticket projects are worth over Rs 9,600 crore.

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The newly built fertiliser plant will be operated by the Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan Limited (HURL). The Gorakhpur AIIMS, built at a cost of Rs 1,011 crore, will benefit not only the people of eastern Uttar Pradesh but also a huge population of Bihar, Jharkhand and Nepal with its world-class health facilities, officials said. Similarly, the regional medical research centre set up at a cost of Rs 36 crore will facilitate the test and research of vector-borne diseases, they added.

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The high-tech lab will decrease the dependency of the area on big cities for tests related to vector-borne diseases. The inauguration of the three big projects comes just months ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji will give gift of AIIMS Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur Fertilizer Plant and Regional Medical Research Center to Uttar Pradesh tomorrow", read the tweet from Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

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