In an effort to improve healthcare, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bilaspur was built at a cost of over $1,470 crore, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially opened it on Wednesday while in Himachal Pradesh. A government statement stated that during his visit, he will also inaugurate the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla and lay the cornerstone for projects totaling more than 3,650 crore rupees, 1,690 crore for another national highway project, and 3,650 crore for a medical device park in Nalagarh. He will also take part in Kullu Dussehra celebrations.
Here are five details about the recently constructed AIIMS Bilaspur:
1. In addition to 18 modular operating rooms, the hospital for which PM Modi laid the foundation stone in 2017, during his first term, is outfitted with 17 super specialist departments and 18 specialty departments.
2. The hospital was built as part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) and has 750 beds total, 64 of which are in the critical care unit (ICU). It was constructed on 247 acres for a cost of Rs. 1,470 crore and has modern diagnostic equipment and emergency and dialysis services available around-the-clock.
3. A block with 30 AYUSH beds is included in the infrastructure. Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and the Homoeopathic school of medicine are all included in the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), one of the most significant government initiatives.
4. The hospital also established the Centre for Digital Health to reach Himachal Pradesh’s remote and inaccessible areas, bolstering the state’s health infrastructure. In order to facilitate specialised medical services in these areas, it also aims to organise health camps.
5. According to the official release, AIIMS Bilaspur will annually admit 100 students for MBBS programmes in addition to 60 students for nursing programmes.