Modi Cabinet approves establishment of new AIIMS at Gorakhpur


PM Narendra Modi Cabinet has given approval for establishment of new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences AIIMS at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana PMSSY.

  • Cost of the project for establishment of the new AIIMS in Gorakhpur shall be Rs. 1011 crore.
  • AIIMS shall have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds which will include Emergency/Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality & Super Speciality beds.
  • There will be an Administration Block, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Hostels and residential facilities.
  • AIIMS will be available for primary and secondary level institutions/facilities being created under National Health Mission (NHM).
  • AIIMS will also conduct research on prevalent regional diseases and other health issues and provide for better control and cure of such diseases.
  • Uttar Pradesh comprising 14 districts of the state and also 5 districts of Western Bihar (West-Champaran, East-Champaran, Saran, Siwan, and Gopalganj) will be benefited by this AIIMS.
  • Setting up of AIIMS under PMSSY aims correcting the regional imbalances in availability of affordable/reliable tertiary level healthcare in the country in general, and to augment facilities for quality medical education in under-served or backward States.
  • AIIMS have been established in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna while work of AIIMS Rae Bareli is in progress.
  • AIIMS in Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kalyani(West) and Mangalagiri in Guntur (A.P) have been sanctioned in 2015.

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