New Delhi: Recently, The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel through a written reply updated the Rajya Sabha on Progress in Establishing new AIIMS like Institutes.
Six AIIMSs at Patna (Bihar), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) have already been made functional. An AIIMS at Rae Bareli is being established under Phase-II of PMSSY. Hon’ble Finance Minister while presenting the Budget for the financial year 2014-15 had announced setting up of four new AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Purvanchal in UP, and in the Budget speech 2015-16 has proposed to set up six new AIIMS in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Bihar. Two new AIIMS in Gujarat and Jharkhand have been announced in Budget speech of 2017-18.
In so far as establishment of AIIMS at Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab and Assam is concerned, the land has been transferred to Government of India. There is a delay in handing over of land identified for setting up of AIIMS at Jammu, Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh to Government of India.
Government of Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have been asked to identify three to four alternate locations for establishment of AIIMS based on criteria under challenge method.