In the 2005 budget: ``...
I am also happy to announce that work on the six AIIMS-like
institutions will start next year ...''.
In the 2004-2005 interim budget:
`` ... The Prime Minister had, therefore, last Independence Day,
announced the establishing of six hospitals, in the Government sector,
on the pattern of All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS). This
‘Pradhanmantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana’ envisages six new AIIMS like
hospitals, one each in the States of Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Madhya
Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, and Uttaranchal. ...''
Outlook, March 16 2006:
Government tonight decided to set up six AIIMS-like institutions in "under-served"
states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttaranchal
(Patna, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Rishikesh, Raipur)
at a total capital cost of Rs 1,992 crore. An approval to this effect was given at a
meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh, here. Each of these institutions would consist of
850-bedded hospitals providing medical treatment in 39 speciality and
super-speciality disciplines, Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters.
A Group of Ministers would be set up to look into "how best to fund and
manage these institutions to make them truly equivalent to
AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)," he said,
adding that here should not be any further delay in establishing
these institutes. "Construction will start in 2006-07 itself", he said,
adding the scheme was likely to be implemented in three years time.
The state governments concerned would provide 100 acres of developed
land free of cost and other infrastructural facilities like water,
power, road connectivity for setting up and running these institutions,
Chidambaram said. The institutes would also provide undergraduate medical
education with 100 intake capacity per year and PG/doctoral courses
as per the norms of the Medical Council of India.
Eleven private medical colleges (6 in BBSR, and one each in
Puri, Berhampur, Rayagada, Cuttack and Balangir districts) are in
the process of being formed. This was announced during
the August 05 Orissa assembly session. There is a demand from JMM
(The Samaja, August 16th 2005,
Samaja, Aug 23rd 2005
) for a
medical school in the border of Baripada and Balasore districts.