Bhoomi Poojan of AIIMS Jammu performed


JAMMU, Feb 13: The Minister of state (Indepen-dent charge) DONER, Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pension and Minister of state in Prime Minister's office Dr. Jitendra Singh today performed the "Bhoomi Poojan" ceremony of the AIIMS building in Jammu. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Jammu and Kashmir is the only state or Union Territory in the country to have been allocated two AIIMS-one in Jammu & one in Kashmir.
He thanked the Prime Minister for his focus on development in the Union Territory in Jammu & Kashmir on the same lines as the development and success story of the North Eastern States. Dr. Singh said that nine medical collages have also been sanctioned in Jammu & Kashmir in addition to the two AIIMS. He Said that the new work culture of the Govern-ment working for welfare of the people beyond vote bank politics has greatly benefitted the people. The Union Government had approved the proposal for establishment of AIIMS at Jammu at Vijaypur, Distt. Samba under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) in January 2019.
The foundation stone of AIIMS, Jammu project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3/2/2019. Estimated to be built at a cost of Rs. 1661 Crores, the project is being executed by CPWD. It is projected to be completed in 30 months by 21/8/2022. It has a total build up area of 22315 sqm. Once completed, AIIMS Jammu shall be a 750 bedded hospital with super speciality Departments. It shall also have a medical college and a nursing college. The AIIMS will be a green building incorporating the state of the art equipment and technology.

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