The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga, Bihar. This will be established under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The cabinet also approved creation of one post of Director in the basic pay of Rs 225,000 (fixed) plus NPA (however pay + NPA would not exceed Rs 237,500 for the new AIIMS.
The total cost will be Rs.1,264 crore and is likely to be completed within a period of 48 months from the date of the approval of Government of India.
- New AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc (Nursing) seats.
- It will have 15-20 Super Speciality departments.
- It will add 750 hospital beds.
- As per data of current functional AIIMS, it is expected that each new AIIMS will cater to around 2,000 OPD patients per day and around 1,000 IPD patients per month.
- PG and DM/ M.Ch Super-speciality courses will also be started in due course.
Establishment of new AIIMS involves creation of Hospital, Teaching Block for medical and nursing courses, residential complex and allied facilities and 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 Institution 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, ICU beds, AYUSH beds, Private beds and Speciality & Super Speciality beds. In addition, there will be a Medical College, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Guest House, Hostels and residential facilities. The establishment of the new AIIMS will create capital assets for which requisite specialised manpower will be created, based on the pattern of the six new AIIMS, for their operations and maintenance. The recurring cost on these institutions shall be met through Grant-in-Aid to them from Plan Budget Head of PMSSY of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but also address the shortfall of healthcare professionals in the region. The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality healthcare to the population 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).
This will fill the gaps in tertiary healthcare infrastructure as well as facilities for quality medical education in the state and adjoining areas. The AIIMS would not only provide the much needed super speciality and tertiary healthcare at affordable costs to the poor and needy, it would also make available trained medical manpower for the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), other health programmes of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The institute will also create trained pool of teaching resources and faculty which can impart quality medical education.