New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand's Deoghar.
A provision of funds worth Rs 1,103 crore has been approved for the project and the new project will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has claimed that the new AIIMS would be completed in 45 months.
The AIIMS at Deoghar will consist of a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds, trauma centre facilities and a medical college with an in-take of 100 MBBS students per year.
It will also have a nursing college with an intake of 60 BSc (Nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.
The new AIIMS would also have 20 speciality/super speciality departments, including 15 operation theatres, and an Ayush department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicine will also be made available at the new AIIMS.
In other key decisions, the Cabinet approved setting up of a Central University in Andhra Pradesh, a National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation at Bhopal and an integrated multi-model industrial hub in Nangal Chaudhary village of Haryana.
The Central University of Andhra Pradesh will be built by the Human Resources Development Ministry through the UGC and an initial allocation of Rs 902.07 crore has been made by the Cabinet.