On July 22, 2016 nation's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Gorakhpur, UP.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) this center of AIMS has been established after the proposal got an approval from the Cabinet of Ministers. According to the official sources, the an estimated cost of Rs. 1,011 crore to provide super-specialty health care and create a large pool of doctors in Uttar Pradesh. Other features include, total area of 112 acres of the center. It is estimated that the construction will be completed in 45 months and there will be 750 beds besides 300 super-specialty-beds in the hospital. The main motive behind the establishment of this center is that, this center of AIIMS will directly benefit the residents of 14 districts of eastern UP and neighboring districts of Bihar.
Union Health Minister JP Nadda said addressing a rally said, "It is a very important day for eastern Uttar Pradesh. We are thankful to the Prime Minister for giving an AIIMS. He had said we will change the face and destiny of this region. The Prime Minister took special interest in this project and it is a major step towards serving humanity."
"The setting up of AIIMS under PMSSY aims at correcting the regional imbalances in availability of affordable and reliable tertiary level healthcare in the country and to augment facilities for quality medical education in under-served or backward states. 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 the Health Ministry." an official statement released by the ministry said.
This step will definitely increase the standard of living and will also provide better medical facilities to the citizens residing nearby.
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