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Health Minister announces 10 more new AIIMS in states

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Guntur: Health Minister JP Nadda on Saturday laid the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Mangalagiri and said 10 new AIIMS would come up in the country in one-and-half years.

The 960-bed facility is coming up on 200 acres at a cost of Rs 1,620 crore. To be completed in two to three years, it will also make 100 medical seats available.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the government was setting up 10 new AIIMS in the country to extend tertiary healthcare services to all the regions. There are also plans to have AIIMS in all states.

Nadda said 10 new AIIMS would help fill the gap by adding 16,300 additional beds. The AIIMS will have all super specialties.

“An important feature of AIIMS will be department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and homeopathy) because we believe in holistic and integrated approach of health system,” he said at the foundation stone laying ceremony attended by Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, state ministers and MPs.

While Nadda said AIIMS would be completed in three years, Chandrababu Naidu urged him to ensure that it becomes operational in two years.

Nadda said steps were being taken to add super specialty blocks in 70 existing medical colleges in the country and upgrade existing hospitals into medical colleges.

The minister said 58 district hospitals were selected for developing them into medical colleges to ensure healthcare services in rural areas

Stating that the country is doing fairly well in controlling communicable diseases, he voiced concern that non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disorders are on the rise and responsible for 60 percent of mortality.

The minister said two regional cancer centres would be set up at Jhajjar (Haryana) and Kolkata.

In addition to this, 20 state cancer units and 50 tertiary cancer care centres are coming up. He announced that one state cancer institute and one tertiary care centre would be developed in Andhra Pradesh.

Nadda said all innovations in healthcare would experiment in Andhra Pradesh. These will include public-private model, which can be replicated in other parts of the country.

Nadda noted though health is a state subject, the central government through national health mission started world’s largest public health programme called routine immunisation programme

“Our commitment is that no child should die because of preventable disease and that is why 2.70 crore children every year are immunised, some partially and some totally,” he said

The government has also taken up Mission Indradhanush which will ensure that no child is left without immunisation and will be prevented from seven types of diseases.

The health minister said vaccines to protect children from four more diseases were added to the immunisation programme.

Venkaiah Naidu said foundation stone laid for a number of institutes of higher education and research in Andhra Pradesh during last one-and-half year.(IANS)

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Cabinet Approves Plan to Set-Up 20 AIIMS

The construction of new AIIMS will be fully funded by the Central government. It will also bear the operations and maintenance expenses of these facilities.

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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a plan to set up 20 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country, six of which have already been established, and to upgrade 73 medical colleges.

The decisions are part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), which has been extended by two years till 2020, with a financial outlay of Rs 14,832 crore, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters while briefing on the cabinet decisions.

“Under this (PMSSY), we are going to set up 20 AIIMS in the country, six have already been established, and would upgrade 73 medical colleges. This is a historic decision,” said the Union Law and Information Technology Minister.

The construction of new AIIMS will be fully funded by the Central government. It will also bear the operations and maintenance expenses of these facilities.
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The decision to extend the PMSSY was aimed to meet the shortfall in healthcare professionals and facilities across the country.

“Setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but also address the shortfall of healthcare professionals in the region… Setting up of new AIIMS in various states will lead to employment generation for nearly 3,000 people in various faculty and non-faculty posts in each of the AIIMS,” said an official statement.

The construction of new AIIMS will be fully funded by the Central government. It will also bear the operations and maintenance expenses of these facilities.

The upgradation programme broadly envisages improving health infrastructure through construction of super specialty blocks, trauma centres and others, according to the statement.

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The procurement of medical equipment for existing as well as new facilities will be done on sharing basis by both Central and state governments.

“PMSSY was started during the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee to provide quality healthcare in remote areas as it’s not right to put all the pressure on AIIMS in Delhi. There were talks of setting up six AIIMS. But what happened in the next 10 years is for all to see,” said Prasad. (IANS)

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