PM to lay foundation of Rs 1,195-crore AIIMS today, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Gujarat: PM to lay foundation of Rs 1,195-crore AIIMS todayRajkot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rajkot on Thursday via video conferencing.

The prestigious 750-bed multispeciality hospital which expects completion by June 2022 will be built at a cost of Rs 1,195 crore. It will come up in 201 acre land near Khandheri village in the outskirts of Rajkot city with an aim to reduce the gap in affordable healthcare.

Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat, chief minister Vijay Rupani, deputy chief minister Nitin Patel and other union and state ministers and officials will remain present in this event.

AIIMS Rajkot is one of the 22 hospitals being constructed under Pradhanmantri Swasthaya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) and will have 125 MBBS and 75 nursing seats. The first batch of 50 students commenced on December 21 in the temporary premise of PDU medical college.

According to a statement, AIIMS are to develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India, to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity and to attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate medical education.


Facilities at AIIMS Rajkot

Surgical and allied specialities (general surgery, orthopaedics; ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology)

Medicine and allied specialities (general medicine, paediatrics, TB & respiratory diseases, dermatology, psychiatry)

Obstetrics and gynaecology (obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatal ICU)

Super speciality department (cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, gastroenterology, surgical gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, neurology, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery, burns and plastic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine

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