Union cabinet gives a nod to AIIMS in Jharkhand’s Deoghar

New Delhi, May 18, 2018: The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to set up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand’s Deoghar with an outlay of Rs 1103 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna.

The AIIMS at Deoghar will consist of a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds, trauma centre facilities and a medical college with an intake of 100 MBBS students per year according to reports published in hindustantimes.com

It will also have a nursing college with an intake of 60 BSc (nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities and services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.

Twenty speciality/super speciality departments including 15 operation theatres and an AYUSH department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicine will also be made available at the new AIIMS.

The setting up of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality healthcare while also helping to create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in the region to be available for primary and secondary-level institutions/facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).

AIIMS has been established in Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna.

The construction of AIIMS in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli, Maharashtra’s Nagpur, West Bengal’s Kalyani and Mangalagiri in Guntur is underway. The construction work has also been awarded for AIIMS in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur.

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