AIIMS Gorakhpur approval by Centre sparks hope for medical aspirants; Uttar Pradesh

A new branch of All India Institute of Medical Sciences is all set to be set up at Gorakhpur. The Union Cabinet has finally given its nod and is ready for the establishment of AIIMS Gorakhpur. The estimated cost for this would be around Rs. 1,011 crores. It has also been cited that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of AIIMS Gorakhpur.

According to an official statement, “The establishment of the AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super-specialty healthcare to the population while creating a large pool of doctors and health workers that can be available for primary and secondary level facilities being created under National Health Mission. The given cost estimate does not include recurring costs (wages & salaries and operation & maintenance expenses). 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 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.”

This new AIIMS will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana which will be aiming towards the good health of the people. The Cabinet has also cleared funds for the set up of AIIMS.

The number of beds and wards that AIIMS will have has been decided. As per sources, it will have 750 beds and it will have Private beds, Emergency wards, AYUSH beds, ICU specialty and Super Speciality beds. Not only this, the institute will also focus on research on some of the common diseases. It will also focus on some of the health issues as well and will strive hard to come up with a solution for the same.

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This is a very positive step towards the development of the society as it also takes care of the health of the people living in the adjoining areas. It aims at correcting the imbalance which has been created in these regions due to the unavailability of the medical facility. Also, it aims at providing quality medical education to the students living in those areas. It will certainly benefit the people who are living not only in Gorakhpur but also Azamgarh, Basti, Devi Patan, West Champaran, East Champaran, Sara, Siwan, and Gopalganj.

Under the same scheme, PMSSY, a lot of health facilities have been established in different areas like that of Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna. Last year also, the government gave its nod to the establishment of AIIMS in three states; each one at Nagpur in Maharashtra, Kalyani in West Bengal and Mangalagiri in Andhra Pradesh.

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