Bengal to get an AIIMS

West Bengal chief minister spoke of the urgent need for a health mission for urban India.

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said a hospital on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi will be built in the state.

"We want to make good hospitals in the state. We want to build a super specialty hospital in Kalyani (in Nadia district) on the lines of AIIMS. I`ve already written to the central government regarding it. Our state was entitled to get one AIIMS," said Banerjee while addressing a programme in a private hospital here.

The chief minister also spoke of the "urgent need" for a health mission for urban India.
"There is an urgent need for an urban health mission on the lines of rural health mission as there are lot of poor people in the urban sectors of India. I would request (Minister of State for Health) Sudip Bandopadhyay to look into the matter," she said.


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