Tamil Nadu, Telangana to get AIIMS
ANI, New Delhi | Published : 18th
The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of two new All India
Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Tamil Nadu's Madurai and Telangana's
The new AIIMS in Madurai will be established at a cost of Rs. 1,264 crore
while in Bibinagar the Institute would be set up at a cost of Rs 1,028 crore
under Pradhan MantriSwasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), read a statement from the
The cabinet has also given its approval for creation of
one post of Director in the basic pay of Rs 2,25,000/- (fixed) plus NPA (however
pay + NPA would not exceed Rs 2,37,500/-) for each of the above two AIIMS.
According to the official statement, the establishment of new AIIMS involves
the creation of hospital, teaching block for medical and nursing courses,
residential complex and allied facilities/services, broadly on the pattern of
AIIMS, New Delhi and other six new AIIMS taken up under Phase-I of PMSSY. The
objective is to establish the new AIIMS as Institutions of National Importance
for providing quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education
and research in the region, the statement added.
The proposed institution
shall have a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds which will include emergency
or trauma beds, AYUSH beds, private beds and ICU Specialty and Super Specialty
beds. In addition, there will be a Medical College, AYUSH Block, Auditorium,
Night Shelter, Guest House, Hostels and residential facilities.
establishment of the new AIIMS will create capital assets for which requisite
specialised manpower will be created, based on the pattern of the six new AIIMS,
for their maintenance and upkeep, the statement said. The recurring cost on
these institutions shall be met through Grant-in-Aid to them from Plan Budget
Head of PMSSY of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The timeframe for
the establishment of the new AIIMS in Tamil Nadu and Telangana will be 45
months, broadly comprising a pre-construction phase of 10 months, a construction
phase of 32 months and stabilisation/commissioning phase of three months.
According to the official statement, setting up new AIIMS in the states will
lead to employment generation for nearly 3000 people in various faculty and
non-faculty posts in each of the AIIMS. The construction process of the hospital
will also provide employment to the people.
The AIIMS in Tamil Nadu was
announced in the Budget Speech of Finance Minister in 2015-16 and Ministry of
Finance conveyed its in-principle approval for the establishment of AIIMS in
Telangana in April 2018.
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