5 New AIIMS Opened In India

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated five All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rajkot, Bathinda, Raebareli, Kalyani, and Mangalagiri to the nation.
    • He also inaugurated 202 Health Care Infrastructure Projects worth over Rs. 11,700 crores across 23 States and UTs.
    • The event was attended by Union Ministers Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister, Gujarat, Shri Mahendra Munjapara, Minister of State for AYUSH & Woman and Child Development, and Shri Rushikesh Patel, Health Minister, Gujarat.
    • The Prime Minister highlighted the evolution of healthcare infrastructure in Viksit Bharat, stating that from 380 medical colleges in 2014, there are now over 700.
    • He also highlighted the expansion of Jan Aushadhi Kendras to more than 10,000 units across the country.
    • The Prime Minister also fulfilled a promise of an AIIMS for Rajkot three years ago, and 10 new AIIMS have been sanctioned in different states in the last decade.

 

Healthcare Infrastructure Projects Inaugurated and Foundation Stone Laid

 

  • Dedication of Medical College of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) at Karaikal, Puducherry and a 300-bedded Satellite Centre of Post Graduate Institute of Medical and Educational Research (PGIMER) in Sangrur, Punjab. 
  • Foundation stone laying of various health projects including a 100-bedded Satellite Centre of PGIMER at Ferozpur, Punjab; a new Medical College building in RML Hospital, Delhi; one Critical Care Block in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal; Nursing Colleges at Koderma and Dumka in Jharkhand. 
  • Prime Minister inaugurated, dedicated to the nation, and laid the foundation stone of 115 projects under the National Health Mission (NHM) and Prime Minister Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM). 
  • Inauguration of the National Institute of Naturopathy named ‘Nisarg Gram’ at Pune, Maharashtra, comprising one Naturopathy Medical College and a 250-bedded hospital with a Multi-disciplinary Research and Extension Centre. 
  • Inauguration of Central Research Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy at Jhajjar, Haryana, with apex level Yoga and Naturopathy Research facilities. 
  • Inauguration of 10 new Microbiology Laboratories established by the Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) across eight states – Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. 
  • 53 Mobile Testing Laboratories, known as Food Safety on Wheels (FSW), were also inaugurated in different States/UTs. 

 

Background: 

 

  • Construction of 5 AIIMS at Rajkot, Bathinda, Raebareli, Kalyani, and Mangalagiri at a total cost of Rs. 6315.23 Crore.
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