Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the fully functional All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur. The AIIMS — whose foundational stone was also laid by the prime minister in October 2017 — has been established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.
Went to AIIMS Bilaspur campus earlier today. The opening of AIIMS is a game changer for Himachal Pradesh. It is a campus which is sensitive to the environment. India's recent strides in the health sector have been exceptional, particularly benefiting the poor and middle class. pic.twitter.com/dNgAwvybFE
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 5, 2022
AIIMS Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1,470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 speciality and 17 super speciality departments, 18 modular operation theatres and 750 beds with 64 ICU beds. Spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines like ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI etc., Amrit Pharmacy and Jan Aushadhi Kendra and also a 30-bedded AYUSH block.
Thank you Himachal Pradesh. From the AIIMS visit to a memorable Dussehra programme, here are highlights from yesterday. pic.twitter.com/n3YqMFVmtC
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 6, 2022
The hospital has also set up the Centre for Digital Health to provide health services in tribal and inaccessible tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. Also, specialist health services will be provided by the hospital through health camps in the inaccessible tribal and high Himalayan regions like Kaza, Saluni, and Keylong.
The hospital will admit 100 students for the MBBS course and 60 students for nursing courses every year. PM Modi will also address a public meeting at Luhnu ground in Bilaspur. The Prime Minister will later participate in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations.