Jammu (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir is the only union territory in India to have been allocated two AIIMS hospitals, one in Jammu and other in Kashmir, MoS for PMO Jitendra Singh said today.
Speaking on the “Bhoomi Poojan” ceremony of the AIIMS building in Jammu, Jitendra Singh today said that nine medical colleges have also been sanctioned in Jammu and Kashmir in addition to the two AIIMS.
He also thanked the Prime Minister for his focus on development in the Union Territory on the same lines as that of the development and success story of the North Eastern States.
“New work culture of the government working for welfare of the people beyond vote bank politics has greatly benefitted the people,” he said.
“The government had approved the proposal for establishment of AIIMS at Jammu at Vijaypur, District Samba under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) in January 2019,” he informed.
“The foundation stone of AIIMS, Jammu was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 3 last year,” he said.
“It is estimated to be built at a cost of Rs. 1661 crores, the project is being executed by CPWD. It is projected to be completed in 30 months by August, 2022. It has a total build up area of 22,315 sqm,” he said.
“Once completed, AIIMS Jammu would be a 750 bed hospital with super specialty Departments.It shall also have a medical college and a nursing college,” he added.
“The AIIMS will be a green building incorporating the state of the art equipment and technology, he further added.