AIIMS on the anvil in Deoghar, Jharkhand

AIIMS in Deoghar

The Government on Wednesday approved Rs 1,103 crore fund for setting up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand’s Deoghar city as a measure to strengthen existing healthcare facilities.

The medical college will be established under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The decision was taken in a Union Cabinet meeting, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The 750-bed hospital will consist of 20 speciality/Superspeciality departments including 15 operation theatres. It will also provide medical and nursing education to students on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi, an official release said.

Deoghar is thronged by millions of Lord Shiva devotees ‘Kanwariyas’.

It has been decided that AIIMS at Deogarh will intake 100 MBBS students per year. It will also have a nursing college with an intake of 60 B.Sc.(Nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities / services, the communiqué added.

The setting up of new AIIMS at Deoghar will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care to the population while also helping to create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region to be available for primary and secondary-level institutions/facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).