Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Inaugurates AIIMS Jammu

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jammu, marking a significant milestone in the region’s development. 
  • The number of Medical Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) has increased from 4 to 12 in the last decade, with MBBS seats in J&K more than doubling from 500 to 1300. 
  • The Prime Minister announced that there are now 650 PG medical seats in J&K, with 35 new nursing and paramedic colleges also being established in the region.
  • The Union Government has added 15 new AIIMS in the last 10 years, including two in J&K alone. 
  • The Prime Minister emphasized the rapid transformation of infrastructure in all sectors of the country and reiterated his vision of India becoming Viksit Bharat by 2047. 
  • Under Modi’s leadership, J&K has become the only region in India having AIIMS, IIT, IIM, and other institutions of eminence. 
  • AIIMS Jammu, established under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), aims to address regional healthcare imbalances, encourage evidence-based research, and elevate medical education standards.


AIIMS Jammu Hospital Overview 


  • Comprehensive medical services with an expected daily footfall of 2000-3000 patients. 
  • Phase 1 includes 750 beds, including 193 ICU beds for trauma care, general care, and super-specialties.
  • Plans to encompass approximately 50 departments, offering both general and specialized care. 
  • Advanced facilities like Nuclear Medicine, 20 Modular OTs, MRI, and CT scans for round-the-clock care. 
  • A dedicated two-storey “Aayush Block” with 30 beds and other facilities. 
  • A Helipad for swift trauma patient transport in emergency care. 
  • Establishment of a ‘Patient Centric Hospital’ with innovative amenities like Patient Assistant Services, Indoor Navigation System, Patient Care Managers, and Smart Payment Cards. 
  • Annual intake of 100 students for MBBS program and 60 students for Nursing. 
  • Plans to introduce Post-Graduate programs in Medical, Dental, Nursing, Super Specialization programs, and Doctorate degrees. 
  • Sprawling 226.84 acres with an eco-friendly campus, solar panel system, sewage treatment plant, and tree planting. 
  • Key infrastructural features include a Convention Centre, Night Shelter, multi-storied staff housing, Sports Club, Cricket Stadium, Tennis Courts, Squash Court, surface parking, and Guest House.
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