New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS in Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

The cost of the project is Rs.1351 crore.

The new AIIMS will be completed in a period of 48 months with a pre-construction phase of 12 months, construction phase of 30 months and stabilization / commissioning phase of 6 months.

The Institution will consist of a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds and trauma center facilities. It will have a Medical college with an intake of 100 MBBS students per year, while nursing college with an intake of 60 B.Sc. (Nursing) students per year.

Residential complexes and allied facilities / services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.

The AIIMS will have 20 Specialty/Super-Specialty Departments including 15 Operation Theatres. It will also have an AYUSH department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in traditional system of medicine.

The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super specialty health care to the population while also help create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region that can be available for primary and secondary level institutions / facilities being created under National Health Mission (NHM).

The Prime Minsiter Narender Modi had laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), at Kothipura in Bilaspur district in October 2017, just before the announcement of assembly election in the state.