The Indian Government plans to establish AIIMS like institutions in every State in a phased manner under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Health Minister, J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Six new AIIMS at Patna (Bihar), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and Rishikesh (Uttaranchal) are functional. Construction of residential blocks at the site of AIIMS in Rae Bareilly has started, the Minister disclosed.
AdvertisementHowever, the timeline for AIIMS to be set up in various States, as per Budget Announcements, depends upon the receipt of various due approvals and will be made functional as soon as infrastructure is in place.