Uttar Pradesh: The Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Associations (FONRWA) is now demanding an AIIMS-like institution withinin its close boundaries.
Reportedly, they have written a petition to PM Narendra Modi through Union minister Mahesh Sharma, who is an MP from Noida, stating their demand for a well-equipped and staffed hospital like Delhi’s AIIMS and an IIT for Noida city.
The FONRWA has made this demand in order to have a hospital and a medical college which confirms to international standards and can provide quality education to the burgeoning population of the township. The complete premise of the petition is based on the fact that the local people should not be required to venture out of Noida to pursue higher studies and especially, healthcare.
As quoted by TOI, “We have petitioned the PM for a hospital and a medical college on the lines of AIIMS and an IIT for Noida along with a university that conforms to international standards so that residents do not have to go out of the city for further studies and healthcare,” said N P Singh, FONRWA president.
As reported recently by the MD team, Greater Noida is expected to be the next destination for AIIMS, a hospital infrastructure to be set up at cost of 800 crore.
As further implied by the Greater Noida industrial development authority (GNIDA), the permission for the institute has been granted by the UP cabinet and a formal notification is expected in feb . It will be a 500-bed hospital and an educational institute. It will initially offer 150 MBBS seats and likely to begin this academic session in July.
As further implied by GNIDA, the institute campus infrastructure is already in place and now just needs to be converted to AIIMS. It has already been certified by the King George’s medical university and MCI.
The institute will have facilities at par with any other AIIMS but will make healthcare and education more affordable. It will have 150 ICU beds, 300 doctors, 250 nurses, 450 pharmacists, and 1000 faculty members. Only a notification is awaited from the govt, as implied by the director of the institute