Modi lays foun­da­tion stone for AIIMS unit in As­sam; to be com­pleted in 4 years

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Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi laid the foun­da­tion stone of a unit of the Del­hibased All In­dia In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences (AIIMS) at Changsari on Fri­day. In­stead of con­duct­ing the cer­e­mony at the site of the in­sti­tute to be con­structed 26 km away from Guwa­hati, Modi, who was on a whirl­wind tour of the state, did it by press­ing a re­mote from the Sarusa­jai sta­dium in the state’s cap­i­tal. To be con­structed at a cost of Rs 1,123 crores as part of the ‘Prad­han Mantri Swasthya Su­rak­sha Yo­jana’, the unit is ex­pected to be com­pleted within the next four years. It will have a hos­pi­tal com­pris­ing 750 beds, a med­i­cal col­lege for 100 MBBS stu­dents an­nu­ally, a nurs­ing col­lege for 60 stu­dents each year and 22 su­per spe­cialty de­part­ments in­clud­ing 16 op­er­a­tion theatres. Set­ting up of the unit at Changsari has been rid­dled with con­tro­versy with peo­ple from Raha, lo­cated 76 km east from the state cap­i­tal, de­mand­ing that the in­sti­tute be con­structed there. On Thurs­day, de­spite im­po­si­tion of Sec­tion 144 in parts of cen­tral

As­sam, hun­dreds un­der the ban­ner of Mid­dle As­sam AIIMS De­mand Com­mit­tee blocked NH 37 for two hours de­mand­ing that the unit be set up at Raha. The com­mit­tee had also ap­proached the Na­tional Green Tri­bunal (NGT) seek­ing a ban on set­ting up of the unit at Changsari on the ground that the area falls in an eco-sen­si­tive zone. Last year, a youth was killed in po­lice fir­ing in a demon­stra­tion at Raha.

Cab­i­net ap­proves set­ting up of new AIIMS in Kam­rup, As­sam

The Union Cab­i­net, chaired by the Prime Min­is­ter Shri Naren­dra Modi, has given its ap­proval for es­tab­lish­ment of new AIIMS at Kam­rup (North Guwa­hati Rev­enue cir­cle). The cost of the project is Rs.1123 crore and it will be set up un­der the Prad­han Mantri Swasthya Su­rak­sha Yo­jana (PMSSY). The new AIIMS will be com­pleted in a pe­riod of 48 months from the zero date (that is the date of the ap­proval of Gov­ern­ment of In­dia), broadly com­pris­ing a pre-con­struc­tion phase of 15 months, a con­struc­tion phase of 30 months and sta­bi­liza­tion / com­mis­sion­ing phase of three months. De­tails: The In­sti­tu­tion will con­sist of a hos­pi­tal with a ca­pac­ity of 750 beds, trauma cen­ter fa­cil­i­ties, med­i­cal col­lege with an in­take of 100 MBBS stu­dents per year, nurs­ing col­lege with an in­take of 60 B.Sc. (Nurs­ing) stu­dents per year, res­i­den­tial com­plexes and al­lied fa­cil­i­ties / ser­vices, broadly on the pat­tern of AIIMS, New Delhi. The hos­pi­tal will have 22 Spe­cial­ity/Su­perSpe­cial­ity De­part­ments in­clud­ing 16 Op­er­a­tion The­aters. It will also have an AYUSH depart­ment with 30 beds for pro­vid­ing treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties in tra­di­tional sys­tem of medicine. Im­pact: The es­tab­lish­ment of new AIIMS will serve the dual pur­pose of pro­vid­ing su­per spe­cial­ity health care to the pop­u­la­tion while also help cre­ate a large pool of doc­tors and other health work­ers in this re­gion that can be avail­able for pri­mary and sec­ondary level in­sti­tu­tions / fa­cil­i­ties be­ing cre­ated un­der Na­tional Health Mis­sion (NHM). Back­ground: Un­der this scheme, AIIMS have been es­tab­lished in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodh­pur, Rishikesh and Patna while work of AIIMS Rae Bareli is in progress. Also, three AIIMS in Nag­pur (Ma­ha­rash­tra), Kalyani (West Ben­gal) and Man­gala­giri in Gun­tur (Andhra Pradesh) have been sanc­tioned in 2015 and two AIIMS have been sanc­tioned at Bathinda and Go­rakh­pur in 2016.

As­sam: AIIMS to be set up in Guwa­hati soon

Union min­is­ter of Health, JP Nadda stated that both the Cen­tral and State gov­ern­ments are in the process of set­ting up All In­dia In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences(AIIMS) in Guwa­hati to con­vert the city into a hub of health­care. Nadda made the state­ment dur­ing the foun­da­tion stone lay­ing cer­e­mony of the news su­perspe­cial­ity block of Guwa­hati Med­i­cal Col­lege Hos­pi­tal(GMCH) in Guwa­hati. Nadda said, ” A new AIIMS has been an­nounced by our gov­ern­ment for the state of As­sam. I have al­ready dis­cussed the land-re­lated is­sues for the con­struc­tion of the pro­posed AIIMS with the health min­is­ter of state. Soon, Guwa­hati will have its own AIIMS which will trans­form the city into a hub of health­care.” Ad­di­tion­ally, Nadda also men­tioned that an AIIMS will be con­structed in ev­ery state of the coun­try in a phased man­ner and the Cen­tre has al­ready started the ini­tial process of es­tab­lish­ing 10 such med­i­cal in­sti­tu­tions in ad­di­tion to the ex­ist­ing ones.

Union min­is­ter of Health, JP Nadda

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