Ranchi, May 16: In a bid to provide people of Jharkhand with world-class medical and healthcare facilities, the government on Thursday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state’s Deoghar city. According to an official release, a provision of funds worth Rs. 1103 crore has been approved for the project and the said AIIMS will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
The AIIMS at Deoghar will consist of a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds, trauma centre facilities, a medical college with an intake of 100 MBBS students per year. The other facilities include a nursing college with an intake of 60 B.Sc.(Nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities/services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi. The AIIMS hospital at Deoghar will comprise of 20 Speciality/Super Speciality Departments including 15 Operation Theatres. An Ayush Department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicine.
The setting up of new AIIMS at Deoghar will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care to the population while also helping to create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region to be available for primary and secondary-level institutions/facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).
To recall, AIIMS hospitals have been established in Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna under the PMSSY. The work of AIIMS Rae Bareli (U.P.), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kalyani (West Bengal) and Mangalagiri in Guntur (A.P.) is in progress. Construction work has also been awarded for AIIMS, Gorakhpur (U.P.).