The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday approved the establishment of two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bibinagar in Telangana at a cost of Rs 1,028 crore and Madurai, Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs 1,264 crore. The AIIMS will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Construction of new AIIMS is fully funded by the Central government. The Operations & Maintenance expenses on new AIIMS are also fully borne by the Centre.
The timeframe for establishment of the new AIIMS Tamil Nadu and AIIMS Telangana will be 45 months, broadly comprising a pre-construction phase of 10 months, a construction phase of 32 months and stabilization/commissioning phase of 3 months.Cost of construction and running of the new AIIMS would be met by the Central Government under PMSSY. The Union Cabinet has also given its approval for creation of one post of Director in the basic pay of Rs 2.25 lakh (fixed) plus NPA (non-practising allowance) for each of the above two AIIMS.
Establishment of new AIIMS involves creation of Hospital, Teaching Block for medical & nursing courses, residential complex and allied facilities/services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi and other six new AIIMS taken up under Phase-I of PMSSY.
The objective is to establish the new AIIMS as Institutions of National Importance for providing quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education and research in the Region. The proposed institution shall have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds which will include Emergency / Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality and Super Speciality beds. In addition, there will be a Medical College, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Guest House, Hostels and residential facilities.