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PM Modi inaugurates 5 AIIMS; health infra projects over Rs 11,700 cr launched

As a major step towards strengthening India’s tertiary health care infrastructure and services, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation five All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday. These are located at Rajkot (Gujarat), Bathinda (Punjab), Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh), Kalyani (West Bengal) and Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh).
The PM also inaugurated and laid foundation stone of 202 Healthcare Infrastructure Projects worth more than Rs. 11,700 crores across 23 States and UTs. This comes ahead of the Lok Sabha elections which is expected in April-May this year.

The PM says

PM Modi, who started his political career 22 years ago as an MLA from Gujarat’s Rajkot, addressed the gathering and said, “Three years ago, I promised Rajkot its first AIIMS by laying the foundation stone, and today, I’ve fulfilled that promise. Similarly, I had guaranteed AIIMS facilities for Punjab, laying the foundation stone for Bathinda AIIMS, which is now inaugurated. Rae Bareli in UP received its AIIMS, fulfilling another commitment made five years ago. Kalyani AIIMS in West Bengal and Mangalagiri AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh were also inaugurated, keeping true to our promises. Just a few days ago, on 16th February, the foundation stone for Rewari AIIMS in Haryana was laid.”
“The dedication of 5 AIIMS today gives a glimpse of how healthcare infrastructure will evolve in Viksit Bharat. The multiple foundation stone-laying and inauguration of projects across the country including these 5 AIIMS inaugurated today showcases a new tradition of getting work done at a faster pace,” the PM added.
“From around 380 medical colleges in 2014, there are over 700 medical colleges today. PG and MBBS seats have more than doubled from 2014 and Jan AushadhiKendras have expanded to more than10,000 units today across the country,” he further informed.

5 AIIMS – Features and details

The 5 AIIMS at Rajkot, Bathinda, Raebareli, Kalyani and Mangalagiri have been constructed at a total cost of Rs. 6315.23 crore.
AIIMS Kalyani is a 960-bed hospital built on 179.82 acres of land. It has a Medical College with 125 seats, a Nursing College with 60 seats and an AYUSH block with 30 beds. Its total project cost is Rs. 1754 crores.
AIIMS Mangalagiri is a 960-bed hospital complex built at a cost of 1618.23 crores. It is spread over an area of 183.11 acres. It has a medical college with 125 seats.
AIIMS Raebareli is a 610-bed hospital complex with 30 Emergency & Trauma and ICU & Super Specialty beds. It has a Medical College with 100 seats and 12 Operation Theatres including 2 Emergency & 2 Obstetrics OTs. Its total project cost is Rs. 823 crores.
AIIMS Rajkot is built at a cost of Rs. 1195 crores. It is a 750-bed hospital complex with a 50-seat medical college and encompasses an area of 201 acres.
AIIMS Bathinda is a 750-bed medical institute built on 177 acres of land. It has 10 Specialty departments, 11 Super-Specialty departments and 6 Operation Theatres and 30 Emergency & Trauma and ICU & Super Specialty beds. AIIMS Bathinda has a Medical College with 100 seats and a Nursing College with 60 seats. Its total project cost is Rs. 925 crores.

Healthcare infrastructure projects worth over Rs 11,700 cr

The 202 Healthcare Infrastructure projects that were virtually inaugurated and foundation stone laid by the prime minister on Sunday include:
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
A 90-bedded Multi Specialty Consulting Unit of JIPMER at Yanam, Puducherry
A National Centre for Ageing in Chennai
A new Government Medical College in Purnea, Bihar
Two field units of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) namely, National Institute of Virology (NIV) Kerala Unit, at Alappuzha, Kerala and National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT): New Composite TB Research Facility, Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu
Foundation stone was laid for a 100-bedded Satellite Centre of PGIMER at Ferozpur, Punjab
Foundation stone was laid for a new Medical College building in RML Hospital, Delhi
Foundation stone was laid for one Critical Care Block in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal; Nursing Colleges at Koderma and Dumka in Jharkhand.
Under the National Health Mission and Prime Minister-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, the Prime Minister inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and laid foundation stone of 115 projects. These include 78 projects under Ayushman Bharat. Of these, foundation stone was laid for 57 Critical Care Blocks with total amount of more than Rs. 1,625 Crore; 8 Integrated Public Health Laboratories worth Rs. 10 Crore and 4 Block Public Health Units worth more than Rs. 3 Crore.
Seven Integrated Public Health Laboratories worth over Rs. 8 Crore and 9 Block Public Health Units with amount more than Rs. 6 Crore were dedicated to the nation.
Under the National Health Mission, 29 projects worth more than Rs. 290 Crore were inaugurated/ dedicated to nation and foundation stone laid for one Transit Hostel for Medical Officers worth Rs. 1.98 Crore.
National Institute of Naturopathy named ‘Nisarg Gram’ was inaugurated at Pune, Maharashtra. It comprises one Naturopathy Medical College along with a 250-bedded hospital with Multi-disciplinary Research and Extension Centre.
 A Central Research Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy was inaugurated at Jhajjar, Haryana. It will have apex level Yoga and Naturopathy Research facilities.
Ten new Microbiology Laboratories were inaugurated which have been established by the Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) with a total cost of approximately Rs. 45 crore in State Food Testing Laboratories across eight states – Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Meerut), Kerala (Ernakulum, Kozhikode), Maharashtra (Mumbai), Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Assam (Guwahati), Delhi (North West Delhi), Andhra Pradesh (Vishakhapatnam) and Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore). These laboratories are expected to play a critical role in ensuring food safety by detecting various microorganisms, including pathogens in food products.
53 Mobile Testing Laboratories, known as Food Safety on Wheels (FSW) were also inaugurated in different States/UTs, which include Assam (17), Andhra Pradesh (4), Chandigarh (1), Himachal Pradesh (3), Jammu & Kashmir (6), Meghalaya (2), Uttar Pradesh (18) and Uttarakhand (2).