Work on AIIMS In Samba District inspected by L-G
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha directed the executing agencies to stick to the timelines to ensure the completion of work on AIIMS within the stipulated time-frame.
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday visited the AIIMS site at Vijaypur in Samba district and inspected the pace of the on-going construction work on the prestigious project.
He directed the executing agencies to stick to the timelines to ensure the completion of work within the stipulated time-frame.
The Lt Governor observed that the UT Government is aiming to make the health care system of J&K best in the country.
Megaprojects like AIIMS will certainly boost the health care sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
The government is working on covering various factors like upgrading health infrastructure, strengthening of human resources, rationalizing the available staff, filling up the vacancies of Doctors, nurses, and other health workers, retention of Doctors especially in rural areas, availability of adequate medical facilities and bringing in new innovations, which will play a major role in achieving the objective of providing quality and accessible healthcare services to the people of J&K, the Lt Governor maintained.
He called for strenuous efforts from all stakeholders to improve health services delivery and to strengthen the patient care system.
The Lt Governor enquired about the timelines set for the completion of the mega project.
He exhorted the concerned officers of executing agencies to make sure that necessary measures are taken to ensure the quality of work and asked them to work in close coordination for timely completion of the project.
While taking stock of the present progress on the project, the Lt Governor was informed that the Project with 30 months duration was awarded on February 22, 2020, with stipulated date of completion is August 21, 2022.
It was informed that LOI was issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) in March-2019.
Funds for the establishment of AIIMS Jammu shall be made available by MoH&FW through HEFA(Higher Education Financing Agency). AIIMS Rishikesh is the Mentor Institute for AIIMS Jammu. Sanctioned cost of AIIMS (Phase-I) is Rs 1661 cr (Rs. 1404 cr for C/o Medical college and other infrastructure & Rs. 257 cr for medical equipment and furniture).