The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste recently stated in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, about the issue of setting up of AIIMS in Kerala. Following is his response
Government of Kerala identified following four locations for setting up AIIMS in Kerala:
- Thiruvananthapuram district- Kattakada taluk, Kallikadu village, Block 31, Resurvey 66
2. Kottayam district- Arpookkara, Athirampuzha and Peraicakadu villages
3. Ernakulam district- Block No.5, 717/5, Block No.6, 321/1
4. Kozhikode district- Kinalur and Kanthalad villages in Panangad Grama Panchayath, Thamarassery taluk.
Hon’ble Finance Minister while presenting the Budget for the year 2014-15 had announced setting up of four new AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Purvanchal in UP, and in the Budget 2015-16 has proposed to set up six new AIIMS in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Bihar. AIIMS in Gujarat and Jharkhand have been announced in Budget of 2017-18. AIIMS in Kerala has not been included in any of budget announcements.