The Union Cabinet has given a green signal on establishing the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) at Darbhanga in Bihar as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The institution is likely to be completed within four years from now.
With the total cost of Rs. 1264 crore, the institute will include a hospital, residential complex, teaching block for medical & nursing courses, and allied facilities/services like AIIMS in Delhi and other six AIIMS taken up under Phase-I of PMSSY.
The new AIIMS will benefit the common man and provide quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education, and research in that area. The proposed institution will have a capacity of 750 beds, which will include Emergency/trauma beds, ICU beds, AYUSH beds, private beds, and specialty & super specialty beds.
Additionally, there will be a medical college, AYUSH block, auditorium, night shelter, guest house, hostels, and residential facilities. The Central Government will completely fund the construction, operation, and maintenance of the new AIIMS at Darbhanga.
To look more into details of common man benefits, the new institution will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc (nursing) seats, 15-20 super specialty departments, PG, and DM/M.Ch super-specialty courses will also be started in due course. It is expected that each new AIIMS will cater around 2000 OPD patients per day and about 1000 IPD patients per month.
The major benefits of establishing new AIIMS at Darbhanga include super specialty healthcare, which will provide better quality of healthcare and quality medical education in the state. The institution will also provide healthcare at an affordable cost to the poor and the needy.
The other is employment opportunities to fill in a shortage of healthcare professionals. Setting up new AIIMS will employ nearly 3000 people in various faculty and non-faculty posts. Indirect employment will also take place in services like the canteen, shopping centers, etc. primary and secondary level institutions/facilities will be created under the National Health Mission (NHM) for the doctors and other healthcare workers in the region.
Healthcare, employment, and education are major aspects of the growth of a country. With the establishment of new AIIMS, there will be a quality healthcare system with proper infrastructure. This institute will create a trained pool of teaching resources/faculty that can impart quality medical education. It will also help in employment from the construction of the institution to running the institution.