New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), Rajkot via video conference.
“AIIMS Rajkot will boost health infrastructure, medical education and provide employment opportunities in Gujarat”, said PM Modi.
About five thousand direct jobs and many indirect jobs would be created. Lauding the efforts of Gujarat in fighting Covid , Gujarat has shown the path in fighting Covid, said the Prime Minister
He said two decades of rent less effort, dedication and resolve are behind this success of Gujarat in the medical sector. He remembered the efforts of the millions of doctors, health workers, scavengers and other frontline workers who have put their priorities aside for fighting Covid.
“India is in a much better position as a result of the effective steps and India’s record of saving corona patients has been much better than other countries. In India, every necessary preparation for the vaccine is going on. efforts are in the final stage for making the vaccine made in India, rapidly reaching every nook and corner”, said the Prime Minister during the address.
The new AIIMS covers 201 acres of land and will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,195 crores. It is expected to be completed by mid 2022. The state-of-the-art 750-bed hospital will also have a 30-bed hospital AAYUSH Block. It will have 125 MBBS seats and 60 nursing seats.
Union Minster Dr Harsh Vardhan, Governor Gujarat Acharaya Devvrat, Chief Minister Gujarat, Vijay Rupani were present on the occasion, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.