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PM inaugurates five AIIMS hospitals, other healthcare projects worth Rs 11,700 crore

PM inaugurates five AIIMS hospitals, other healthcare projects worth Rs 11,700 crore

Rajkot, Feb 25 (UNI) In a bid to strengthen India’s tertiary healthcare infrastructure and services, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated five All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in various parts of the country through virtual mode from here in Gujarat.
These five AIIMS are at Rajkot (Gujarat), Bathinda (Punjab), Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh), Kalyani (West Bengal) and Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh).
He also inaugurated, laid the foundation stone of, and dedicated to the nation a total of 202 healthcare Infrastructure projects worth more than Rs. 11,700 crores across 23 States and UTs.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said, “The dedication of 5 AIIMS today gives a glimpse of how healthcare infrastructure will evolve in Viksit Bharat.”
Highlighting that only one AIIMS in New Delhi was serving the country for a long time, he said now many new AIIMS are functioning in different capacities across the nation”.
He also said: “the multiple foundation stone laying and inauguration projects taking place across the country including these 5 AIIMS inaugurated today showcases a new tradition of getting work done at a faster pace”.
Highlighting some major milestones achieved during the last 10 years, the Prime Minister said from around 380 medical colleges in 2014, the country now has over 700 medical colleges.
"PG and MBBS seats have more than doubled from 2014 and Jan AushadhiKendras have expanded to more than 10,000 units today across the country," he added.
The Prime Minister also pointed out that the foundation stone for AIIMS Rajkot was laid by him three years ago.
In the last 10 years, 10 new AIIMS have been sanctioned in different states. He also extended his best wishes to residents of all cities where the AIIMS were inaugurated during the day.
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.

The 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 crore. 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. Its total project cost is Rs. 925 crore.
The 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.
In addition to the 5 AIIMS, the 202 Healthcare Infrastructure projects were virtually inaugurated and foundation stones were laid by the Prime Minister. UNI JA SSP

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