AIIMS-Like Institutes in the States

23/07/2014 … The Central Government has plans to set up AIIMS in each State in a phased manner under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) with the objective of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/reliable tertiary healthcare services and also for augmenting facilities for quality medical education in the country.

Four new AIIMS, one each in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Vidharba in Maharasthtra and Poorvanchal in Uttar Pradesh are under consideration. The Ministry has requested Chief Ministers of various States to identify appropriate locations for setting up of AIIMS.

The State concerned has to provide, free of cost land measuring 200 acres and other required infrastructure such as suitable road connection, sufficient water supply, electricity connection of required load and regulatory/statutory clearances. Cost of construction and running of the new AIIMS would be met by the Central Government under PMSSY.

After receipt of communication from the State, the identified locations are to be inspected by Central Teams before finalization of location.

Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh have responded so far. These responses are being examined in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Health Minister stated this in a written reply in the RajyaSabha on tuesday

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