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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates AIIMS Expansion: A New Era in Indian Healthcare

  • March 11, 2024

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates AIIMS Expansion: A New Era in Indian Healthcare

Revolutionizing Healthcare: A Story of AIIMS Expansion in India

Imagine a country where, for 50 years after Independence, there was only one premier medical institute. Now, picture this: in just 10 days, seven new state-of-the-art hospitals have been inaugurated or had their foundation stones laid. This isn't a dream but a reality in India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rajkot, Gujarat, and e-dedicated four more AIIMS institutes at Bathinda (Punjab), Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh), Kalyani (West Bengal), and Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh).

These new AIIMS institutes are not just buildings; they represent a significant leap in healthcare infrastructure development. For decades, healthcare in India faced challenges, with limited access to specialized medical care. However, with the inauguration of these AIIMS institutes, the landscape is changing rapidly.

One such institute, AIIMS Kalyani, with an estimated project cost of Rs 1,754 crore, recently opened its doors to the public. The event was graced by dignitaries, including Governor C V Ananda Bose and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. However, the journey to this milestone was not without hurdles. AIIMS Kalyani faced controversies regarding environmental clearances, causing a temporary halt in its progress. Nevertheless, the institute has shown remarkable resilience and progress.

ABOUT KALYANI AIIMS 

  • ESTABLISHED YEAR - 2020
  • OPD STARTED - 27th January 2021
  • ALLOWED BEDS - 960
  • WORKING BEDS - 360(will start working from Sunday)
  • ICU BEDS - 18
  • OPERATION THEATRE - 23
  • OXYGEN PLANT - 2 
  • DOCTOR PROFESSOR - 259
  • PROFESSOR - 113
  • NURSING OFFICER - 551

Departments haven't started yet - 

  • Neurology 
  • Surgical Oncology 
  • Surgical Gastroenterology 

AIIMS Kalyani has already inducted hundreds of medical and nursing students and initiated training programs. With 43 departments, including 17 super specialties, the institute serves over 2,000 patients daily. It boasts a dedicated workforce, including faculty members, nursing officers, and residents, who have catered to more than 7,30,000 outpatients since inception.

The institute's commitment to providing quality care is evident in its operational in-patient and ICU beds, with plans to expand further. 

Despite challenges and controversies, AIIMS Kalyani stands as a beacon of hope for healthcare in India. It represents a new era of accessible and high-quality healthcare for all. The rapid expansion of AIIMS institutes across India signifies a transformation in healthcare infrastructure, promising a brighter and healthier future for the nation.

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