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Cabinet approves AIIMS at Deoghar

Cabinet approves AIIMS at Deoghar

 May 16, 2018

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval for setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand.

Addressing a press conference here Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a provision of funds worth Rs 1,103 crore for the project".

He said the AIIMS will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

He said the AIIMS will consist of a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds, trauma centre facilities and a medical college with an intake of 100 MBBS students per year. The institute will also have a nursing college with an intake of 60 B. Sc (Nursing) students per year, residential complexes and allied facilities broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.

Moreover, there will be 20 specialty and super specialty departments including 15 operation theatres.

There will also be an Ayush department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicines. (UNI)

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