Bihar: Center approves Rs 1361 crore for AIIMS Darbhanga
Bihar: The much-awaited project to set up the second All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Bihar has seen major advancements, as the Union Minister, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, recently confirmed that the proposed AIIMS in Darbhanga will have a 700-bed facility that will be developed in a budget of Rs 1361 crore, as approved by the ministry of finance.
This came following the approval of the primary report of the project of AIIMS Darbhanga by the central finance ministry. With the construction of AIIMS in Darbhanga, it is going to be the second AIIMS for Bihar after AIIMS Patna. This initiative will ensure improvement in healthcare facilities for the state.
The Union Minister of State for Health and Welfare, Ashwani Kumar Choubey apprised that the central government has approved the initial report of the project and has reviewed the entire project. Choubey also informed that the construction work will be initiated soon. As per a recent media account, he has directed the construction agency to complete the work soon so that the system of OPD can be started.
"In the meeting of the expenditure finance committee chaired by the union finance secretary on August 25th, the Ministry of Health had approved the primary report of the project ", stated the Minister.
केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य राज्य मंत्री आदरणीय श्री @AshwiniKChoubey जी के मुलाकात की और दरभंगा एम्स की वर्तमान स्थिति को लेकर उनके साथ चर्चा हुई थी।— Gopal Jee Thakur (@gopaljeebjp) September 7, 2020
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Minister Sanjay Jha had previously asked finance minister Arun Jaitley to pass the project of the construction of AIIMS in Darbhanga. Arun Jaitley during his visit to Bihar in 2015 for assembly elections agreed to pass the project; however, after his demise, the project showed no signs of progress and it was still a question whether Darbhanga will finally get a super speciality hospital of not. In Muzaffarpur, the construction of another super-speciality hospital has already started in SKMCH premises, reports Navbharat Times.