Establishment of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh was given a nod by the Parliament on Wednesday.
This decision of setting up AIMS in Gorakhpur is under the famous Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country. PMSSY has two components: (i) setting up of AIIMS like institutions and (ii) upgradation of Government medical college institutions.
The announcement of the approval of the establishment of the institution by the cabinet was done by a statement issued. "The given cost estimate does not include recurring costs (wages & salaries and operation & maintenance expenses). This recurring expenditure will be met by the respective new AIIMS from their annual budgets through Grant-in-Aid to them from Plan Budget Head of PMSSY of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super specialty health care to the population while creating a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region that can be available for primary and secondary level institutions/facilities being created under National Health Mission (NHM). This institute will also conduct research on prevalent regional diseases and other health issues and provide for better control and cure of such diseases. The institution will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds which will include Emergency/Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Specialty and Super Specialty beds." said the statement.
This establishment is done as Gorakhpur 14 districts of the state and also 5 districts of Western Bihar will be benefited by establishment of the new AIIMS and will provide a boost in health education. For more such news across the nation, take a halt at Brainbuxa.