3 New AIIMS to be instituted
The proposal of the establishment of three new AIIMS has been approved by the Union Government. The decision was made during Union Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The new AIIMS are to be set up in three different cities namely, Nagpur (Maharshtra), Manglagiri (Andhra Pradesh) and Kalyani (West Bengal), under “Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY)”.
The total expenditure on the establishment of these three new AIIMS is estimated to be around 4,949 crore. In each AIIM there will be hospital with total capacity of 960 beds and also will have facilities like teaching block, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy (AYUSH) block, auditorium, administrative block, Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, nursing college, night shelter, hostel and residential facilities.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, "New AIIMS will be established as institutes of national importance for providing quality medical education, nursing education and also to provide tertiary healthcare facilities to the people of these locations.”
The Union Cabinet has also approved a new civil service programme called Indian Skill Development Service (ISDS). "Cabinet gave its approval for the formation of a Group 'A' service of the technical cadre of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSD&E). This was earlier called the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour Employment," a source said.