The Indian Cabinet has approved establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bihar's Darbhanga, an official statement has said.
At a cost of Rs 1,264 crore, the new AIIMS will come up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. It is likely to be completed in 48 months from the date of approval by the Centre, the statement said.
The institute will add 100 MBBS seats, 60 B.Sc.Nursing seats and will have 15-20 Super Specialty Departments and 750 hospital beds, it said.
The PG and DM/M.Ch super-specialty courses will also be started in due course, the statement added.
The objective is to establish the new AIIMS as an Institution of National Importance for providing quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education and research in the region, it claimed.
The 750 beds will include emergency and trauma beds, ICU beds, AYUSH beds, private beds and Specialty and Super Specialty beds, the statement informed.
The new AIIMS will also have a medical college, AYUSH Block, auditorium, night shelter, guest house, hostels and residential facilities.