The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Vijaynagar, Samba in Jammu, Awantipura, Pulwama in Kashmir and Rajkot in Gujarat.
The AIIMS at Vijaynagar and Awantipura will be set up at a cost of Rs 1828 crore and the one in Rajkot at a cost of Rs 1195 crore. These institutes will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), an official press release said.
One post of Director in the basic pay of Rs 2,25,000/- (fixed) plus NPA (pay + NPA would not exceed Rs 2,37,500) will be created for each of the three AIIMS.
The AIIMS in Vijaynagar will be built in 48 months. It will broadly comprise a pre-construction phase of 12 months, a construction phase of 30 months and stabilization/ commission phase of 6 months.
The AIIMS in Awantipura will be built in 72 months, with a pre-construction phase of 12 months, a construction phase of 54 months and stabilization/commission phase of 6 months.
The AIIMS in Rajkot will be built in 45 months with a pre-construction phase of 10 months, a construction phase of 32 months and stabilization/commission phase of 3 months.
Establishment of new AIIMS involves the 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.
Each new AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc. (Nursing) seats. Each will have 15-20 Super Specialty Departments.
Each of them will add around 750 hospital beds which will include Emergency/Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality & Super Speciality beds.
It is expected that each new AIIMS would cater to around 1500 OPD patients per day and around 1000 IPD patients per month.
There will be a Medical College, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Guest House, Hostels and residential facilities.
Construction of the new AIIMS is fully funded by the Central Government. The Operations & Maintenance expenses will be fully borne by the Central Government, an official press release said.
The establishment of the new AIIMS will create capital assets for which requisite specialized manpower will be created, based on the pattern of the six new AIIMS, for their maintenance and upkeep, it said.
"Setting up of new AIIMS would transform health education and training and address the shortfall of health care professionals in the region. It will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care to the population.
"It will also help create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region that will be available for primary and secondary level institutions/facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).
"Setting up new AIIMS in Jammu & Kashmir and in Gujarat will lead to employment generation for nearly 3000 people in various faculty & non-faculty posts in each of the AIIMS. Indirect employment generation will take place due to facilities & services like a shopping centre, canteens, etc. coming in the vicinity of new AIIMS. The construction activity involved in the creation of the physical infrastructure for the various new AIIMS is also expected to generate substantial employment in the construction phase as well," the release added.
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