Agartala: In order to facilitate the growth of the health-care sector, the Center recently approved the proposal of setting up of All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state of Tripura.
This would not only help people avail better treatment but will also generate employment opportunities for the aspiring upcoming qualified doctors of the state.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb recently visited Hapania area in the outskirts of capital Agartala for inspecting the spot for the construction of AIIMS in the state.
“Setting up of AIIMS here will generate employment and increase business. Many patients from Bangladesh go to Chennai for medical assistance, now they can just come here. So both Bangladesh and Tripura will gain from it,” the chief minister said.
The setting up of AIIMS will eventually help people avail the best health treatment within the state that would also cut short the expenses.
Biswajit Paul, a resident of the state said, “Everyone would benefit of AIIMS because the health department will improve. Also, not everyone can afford to travel to other parts of the country for medical assistance.”
Apart from this, AIIMS will also be able to cater to research in complicated medical subjects.
Various such schemes have been implemented so far in a major thrust towards making change which includes establishment of AIIMS in major capital cities of the north-eastern states.
Under ‘Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a branch of AIIMS at Changsari in Assam last year which is to be completed within the next four years at the cost of Rs 1,123 crores.