Two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will soon come up in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
The Union Cabinet approved the establishment of two AIIMS at Madurai, Tamil Nadu and Bibinagar, Telangana under the central scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
The proposed institutions will have a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds which will include emergency/trauma beds, AYUSH Beds, private beds and ICU specialty and super specialty beds. In addition, there will be a medical college, Ayush Block, auditorium, night shelter, guest house, hostels, and residential facilities, reports said.
Both Madurai and Bibinagar AIIMS are expected to be completed in 45 months. Cost of construction and the day-to-day management of the new AIIMS would be met under PMSSY.
As per data of current functional AIIMS, it is expected that each new AIIMS would cater to around 1,500 outdoor patients per day and around 1,000 indoor patients per month.
The Union government has the plan to set up around 22 new AIIMS across India. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the establishment of two new AIIMS in Jharkhand and Gujarat in 2017-18 and the setting up of 20 new “AIIMS-like” hospitals.