Question: Which of the following districts are selected for building three new AIIMS?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4
- On 10 January 2019, Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the setting up of three new AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences). Two of them will be in Samba and Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir while one will be in Rajkot district of Gujarat.
- The AIIMS will be set up in Vijaynagar, Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir at a cost of Rs. 1,661 crore; Awantipura, Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir at a cost of Rs 1828 Crore and Rajkot, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 1195 crore.
- Setting up new AIIMS in the states will lead to employment generation for nearly 3000 people in various faculty & non faculty posts in each of the AIIMS. This will also generate various indirect employments in the area.
- Each AIIMS will have 750 beds catering around 1500 OPD patients and around 1000 IPD patients per month. It was also stated that each new AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc (Nursing) seats.