On 20 July, the government gave its nod to the setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved establishment of a new AIIMS at Gorakhpur in UP at an estimated cost of Rs 1,011 crore. he cost estimate does not include recurring costs (wages & salaries and operation & maintenance expenses).
This recurring expenditure will be met by the respective new AIIMS from their annual budgets through grant-in-aid to them from Plan Budget Head of PMSSY of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The institution will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds which will include emergency/trauma beds, Ayush beds, private beds and ICU speciality & super speciality beds.
“The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super-speciality health care to the population while creating a large pool of doctors and health workers that can be available for primary and secondary level facilities being created under National Health Mission (NHM). This institute will also conduct research on prevalent regional diseases and other health issues and provide for better control and cure of such diseases,” an official statement said.
The setting up of AIIMS under PMSSY aims correcting the regional imbalances in availability of affordable and reliable tertiary level healthcare in the country in general, and to augment facilities for quality medical education in under-served or backward states, in particular.