The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for the establishment of new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
The cost of the project for establishment of the new AIIMS in Gorakhpur will be around Rs. 1011 crore.
The new AIIMS will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds, which will include Emergency/Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality & Super Speciality beds. In addition, the hospital will also have night shelter, hostels and residential facilities.
The establishment of new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care to the population while creating 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 institute will also conduct research on prevalent regional diseases and other health issues and provide for better control and cure of such diseases.