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Union Cabinet approves Rewari AIIMS

Date: 01 March 2019 Tags: Health

Union Cabinet has approved establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rewari (Rewari AIIMS) at Manethi, Haryana. It will be established under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Its construction cost will be borne by Central Government under PMSSY.

AIIMS Rewari

  • It will be institution of national importance. It will provide quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education and research in Haryana and nearby areas.
  • It will also create large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region that can be used at primary and secondary level institutions created under National Health Mission (NHM).
  • It will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc (Nursing) seats. It will have around 15-20 Super Specialty Departments.
  • It will add around 750 hospital beds which will include emergency and trauma beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU opeciality and super speciality beds
  • Its campus will be having medical college, AYUSH block, night shelter, auditorium, guest house, hostels and residential facilities.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

  • It was launched in March 2006 with aim to correct imbalances in availability of affordable tertiary healthcare facilities in different parts of country and augment facilities for quality medical education in under-served states.
  • It has two components - setting up of AIIMS in various states and upgradation of existing Government Medical Colleges (GMC).
  • Under it, construction of new AIIMS and their operations and maintenance expenses are fully borne by Central Government. It is funded from different centrally sponsored schemes relating to creating health infrastructure.
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