The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kamrup (North Guwahati Revenue circle). The cost of the project is Rs.1,123 crore and it will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
The new AIIMS is expected to be completed in a period of 48 months, broadly comprising a pre-construction phase of 15 months, a construction phase of 30 months and stabilisation and commissioning phase of three months.
The Institution will consist of a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds, trauma center facilities, medical college with an intake of 100 MBBS students per year, nursing college with an intake of 60 B.Sc. (Nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities and services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi. The hospital will have 22 Speciality and Super-Speciality Departments including 16 Operation Theatres. It will also have an Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, (AYUSH) department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in traditional system of medicine.
The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality healthcare to the population of north eastern region of India while also help create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region that can be available for primary and secondary level institutions and facilities being created under National Health Mission (NHM).
Under this scheme, AIIMS have been established in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna while work of AIIMS Raebareli is in the progress. Also, three AIIMS in Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kalyani (West Bengal) and Mangalagiri in Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) have been sanctioned in 2015 and two AIIMS have been sanctioned at Bathinda (Punjab) and Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) in 2016.