A day after taking the promise of creating a Swacch Bharat forward, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh to create a Swasthya Bharat. He will lay the foundation stone for an AIIMS there. Health Minister J P Nadda said the All India Institute of Medical Sciences would provide much-needed tertiary medical services to Himachal Pradesh and its neighbouring states.
The state of the art health facility will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1351 cr and will cover an area of 205 acres. The Bilaspur AIIMS will be completed over 48 months. It will have 750 beds and 20 speciality and super speciality departments. With Fifteen operating theatres, the Medical college will enroll 100 students per batch, while the nursing college will have 60 students per batch.
People in the region are overjoyed with the announcement as they will now get the best medical care possible without any additional expenses like travel and lodging.
The AIIMS at Kothipura, Bilaspur will be the 8th such facility across India set up since May 2014. It will directly benefit 5 districts in Himachal Pradesh and will also prove to be a boon for neighbouring states. The target is to complete 5 AIIMS by 2020 and another 5 by 2021.