Narendra Modi approves Rs 1103 crore for setting up of new AIIMS in Jharkhand’s Deoghar

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand.

A provision of funds worth Rs. 1103 crore has been approved for the project and the said AIIMS will be set up under the Pradhan MantriSwasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

Details:

The AIIMS at Deoghar will consist of:

A hospital with a capacity of 750 beds, trauma center facilities
A medical college with an in-take of 100 MBBS students per year
A nursing college with an int-ake of 60 B.Sc.(Nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities / services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.
20 Speciality/Super Speciality Departments including 15 Operation Theatres.
An Ayush Department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicine.

Impact:

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).