New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has allotted 15 acres of land to AIIMS for building the extension of the AIIMS Trauma Centre, a transplantation centre and centre for Digestive diseases.
The site for expansion of trauma centre is located on the 26-metre-wide Choudhary Jhandu Singh Marg near the existing Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center and will be integrated with the existing AIIMS campus by an underpass.
"DDA has allotted 15 acres of land on which we are envisioning to carry out expansion of Trauma Centre and also set up a centre for Digestive diseases, an ENT centre, a national Transplantation Centre and a neuro and spine rehabilitation centre," AIIMS director MC Mishra said.
According to a senior doctor, AIIMS currently is under tremendous pressure because of huge rush of patients and thus expansion of these facilities would help in catering to the large crowd properly.
AIIMS has proposed to connect Safdarjung Hospital, the new land for Safdarjung hospital and AIIMS campus at Ansari Road.
Besides that, with several of its doctors and senior faculty members having not been provided accommodation at AIIMS, the institute is planning to redevelop the Western campus and Ayurvigyan Nagar.
"We are also moving into redeveloping the Western campus and Ayurvigyan nagar, for bringing up accommodation, for our faculty and all other staff, which has been a real problem for us," said Dr Mishra.
According to sources at AIIMS, the Union Health Minister has also written to Finance Minister to allocate some houses in Kidwai nagar for the faculty and staff.
"A substantial number of resident doctors and staff are living outside the AIIMS premises at present," said a senior doctor.