Cabinet approves establishment of new AIIMS at Darbhanga in Bihar

New Delhi, September 15, 2020

The Union Cabinet today approved the establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga in Bihar.

The Cabinet also approved the 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 the AIIMS, being set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

The total cost will be Rs 1,264 crore and the construction is likely to be completed within 48 months from the date of the approval of the Union Government.

The new AIIMS will add 100 undergraduate (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc (Nursing) seats. It will have 15-20 super specialty departments.

It will add 750 hospital beds. As per data of current functional AIIMS, it is expected that each new AIIMS will cater to around 2,000 OPD patients per day and around 1,000 IPD patients per month.

PG and DM/ M.Ch Super-specialty courses will also be started in due course, an official press release said.

The establishment of a new AIIMS involves the construction of the 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, it said.

The objective is to establish the new AIIMS as Institution of National Importance for providing quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education and research in the region.

The proposed institution will have a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds which will include Emergency/Trauma beds, ICU beds, AYUSH beds, Private beds and Specialty & Super Specialty beds.

There will be a Medical College, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Guest House, Hostels and residential facilities. 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 operations and maintenance.

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.

Setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but also address the shortfall of health care professionals in the region. 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.

This pool would be available for primary and secondary level institutions/facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).

Construction of the new AIIMS is fully funded by the Central Government. The Operations & Maintenance expenses on new AIIMS are also fully borne by the Centre, the release said.

Setting up new AIIMS in the state will lead to employment generation for nearly 3,000 persons in various faculty and non-faculty posts. Further, indirect employment generation will take place due to facilities and services like shopping centres, canteens, etc. coming in the vicinity of the new AIIMS.

The construction activity involved for creation of the physical infrastructure for the AIIMS Darbhanga is also expected to generate substantial employment during the construction phase as well.

This will fill the gaps in tertiary health-care infrastructure as well as facilities for quality medical education in the State and adjoining areas, the release added.


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