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Cabinet approves setting up of 3 new AIIMS

New Delhi, Jan 11 (GCCurrentAffairs) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave its approval for three new AIIMS — Vijaynagar, Samba in Jammu; Awantipur, Pulwama in Kashmir and Rajkot in Gujarat.

Establishment of the AIIMS at Vijaynagar will cost Rs1,661 crore, at Awantipura, Rs 1,828 crore and at Rajkot, at Rs 1,195 crore, according to an official statement here.

These AIIMS will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

Establishment of new AIIMS involves creation of Hospital, Teaching Block for medical & 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.

Construction of new AIIMS is fully funded by the Central Government and Operations & Maintenance expenses are fully borne by the Centre.

Via UNI-India

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