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Govt approves plan to convert AIIMS New Delhi into Medical University  

Announces new AIIMS in Manethi Haryana

Healthwire Desk

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved a ‘master plan’ to convert All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi into a ‘world class medical university’.

The announcement was made by Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad in a media briefing on Thursday evening.

“The master plan will result in highly specialised, ‘state-of-the-art healthcare to patients’. It will also envisages the redevelopment of land, vertical expansion of facilities and re-organising the usage of the land,” the government said in a statement.

The Cabinet has also given nod to the setting up of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences facility at its Rewari district.

The institution will be setup at a cost of Rs 1,299 crore and it will be headed by a director, the government said in statement.

“The new AIIMS will have 100 undergraduate seats and 60 bachelor of science (nursing) seats,” said an official release adding that it would have 15 to 20 super specialty department and 750 beds.

The new hospital will be able to cater to 1,000 patients through the Out Patient Department and there will AYUSH block, night shelter, hostel and residential facilities.

“The AIIMS will reduce the shortfall of health professionals in Haryana and provide employment to around 3,000 people in faculty and non-faculty positions,” the government said.

“Shopping centres, canteens and other facilities which come up in the vicinity of the new AIIMS will also provide employment,” it added.

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