Maharashtra: AIIMS temporary accommodation is at ESIC hospital till the Rs 1600 crore project is completed in the Maharashtra. AIIMS is expected to start functioning in the state soon. The institute has been granted temporary accommodation at ESIC hospital in Ganeshpeth. In other words, the AIIMS staff will temporarily operate from ESIC hospital. This development has been confirmed by the CM Devendra Fadnavis and union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari. AIIMS building, to be established at a cost of Rs 1600 crore, is under completion at Mihan.
“Raisoni College at Hingna, Panpaliya Hospital at Nandanvan, and Pharmacy College too were shortlisted for AIIMS college campus. A committee of technical experts from union ministry of health and family welfare will inspect ESIC hospital and the three colleges within a month and take the final call,” sources said to TOI.
Fadnavis in his statement implied that the effort to give a temporary accommodation for AIIMS is aimed at beginning the operations from this academic year only. The proposed site of AIIMS is spread over 150 acres of land at Mihan, at an estimated project cost of Rs 1,600 crore. Since the project will take some more to be completed, the government has taken the decision to make this temporary arrangement plan. The detailed report of this temporary arrangement plan will be submitted to the state.
The union cabinet had earlier given permission to establish AIIMS with 960 beds on October 7, 2015.
Sources in addition implied that AIIMS can start its operations providing a bed capacity of at least 125 beds. Besides, a college campus with a capacity to accommodate 50 students will be set up. At present, the proposed hospital and colleges can meet this requirement. Few more requirements can be met with some additional funds.
Gadkari in his statement implied that health minister J P Nadda can be approached in case of any problem.
Joint secretary of union ministry of health and family welfare Sunil Sharma, AIIMS director Sudeep Shrivastav, director of medical education Dr Pravin Shingare, joint director Dr Prakash Wakhode and dean of GMCH Dr Abhimanyu Niswade were present in the meeting. Guardian minister Chandrashekar Bawankule , mayor Pravin Datke , legislators and other officials were also present.