New Delhi: The government intends to set up
six AIIMS-like medical institutions in different states and Rs
847 crores have been released so far for them.
Stating this in the Rajya Sabha in reply to a written
question, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
said the government has set a deadline to make medical
colleges at six sites functional from academic year 2012-13
and hospitals by the year 2013-14.
He said the government had approved the setting up of six
AIIMS-like institutions in Bihar (Patna), Chhattisgarh
(Raipur), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneswar),
Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and Uttarakhand (Rishikesh) under the
first phase of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
Construction of Medical Colleges and Hospital Complexes at
all the six AIIMS-like institutions in first phase has started
and is in full swing, he said the Rajya Sabha. Residential
complex at Jodhpur and Raipur has been completed and work is
in progress at remaining sites, he said.
Azad said the sites for setting up AIIMS-like institutions
have been identified on the basis of various socio-economic
indicators like human development index, literacy rate,
population living below poverty line, per capita income and
health indicators like population-to-bed ratio, prevalence
rate of serious communicable diseases, infant mortality rate