Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Home Industries Government Cabinet approves AIIMS at Darbhanga, Bihar

Cabinet approves AIIMS at Darbhanga, Bihar

Ahead of Assembly Polls, Union Cabinet approves the establishment of AIIMS at Darbhanga under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The Central Government will completely fund it, and the institution will have a hospital with 700 beds andalso generate employment opportunities.

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.

Apurva Minchekar
Apurva Minchekar
Apurva is a storyteller and holds a graduate degree in Journalism. She loves going around the city, talking to people, and pen down the experiences. She never shies away from exploring and writing about topics that do not match her beat. In her free time, she plays guitar and reads non-fiction books.
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Most Popular

Say hello to creative industry: New hub for startups

With more and more people engaging in the consumption and creation of creative content across platforms, the opportunities for the startup businesses in the creative industry have been observing a growth in the COVID-19 period. Therefore, it is safe to say that in near future the creative industry can be considered as new hub for startups and startup business ideas.

Lido Learning to Raise $30 Million via Curefit, Bytedance

The ongoing pandemic has brought education technology to the forefront. EdTech startup, Lido Learning to raise $30 Million as a part of its extended Series B funding.

Can startups turning CO2 into vodka save the climate?

The carbon-negative vodka is made from the air (CO2) and water. The theory from startups turning CO2 into vodka promises to help stem global warming.

Mental health and well-being of children: An eye-opener

Jammu schools constitute a psychological task force in addition to the pre-established counseling services to fight the growing mental health and well-being issues.
error: Content is protected !!
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x