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PM Lays Foundation Stone Of AIIMS Rewari In Haryana

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PM Lays Foundation Stone Of AIIMS Rewari In Haryana

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rewari in the presence of Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Governor, Haryana, on 16th Feb 2024.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of various other development works in Haryana.

Shri Manohar Lal, Chief Minister, Haryana; Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State (IC), Planning, Statistic and Programme Implementation, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Shri Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister, Haryana were also present on the occasion.

Expressing his elation at the ceremony, Prime Minister associated the rapid speed of transformation of the health sector in the country in keeping with the rising aspiration of the people. He highlighted the vision of Viksit Bharat and underscored the importance of the health sector in propelling the country towards that vision by 2047. Stating that “only a Viksit Haryana can lead to a Viksit Bharat”, he said that “infrastructure development also entails better healthcare facilities and health is an intrinsic part of the country’s development agenda”.

The Prime Minister said, “this foundation laying ceremony of AIIMS Rewari is line with the Government’s commitment to prioritize the public health infrastructure and strengthen citizen-centric health services through holistic development of the Health sector.” He said that “AIIMS Rewari will not only cater to the healthcare needs of Haryana but will also create jobs for the youth and provide them with opportunities to pursue medical education”.

The Prime Minister said that the last 10 years has witnessed the approval of 15 new AIIMS and more than 300 new medical colleges including one medical college in each district of Haryana.

Terming the foundation stone laying of AIIMS in Rewari by the Hon’ble Prime Minister as “a historic day for Haryana’s Healthcare ecosystem”, Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya said that “it will immensely benefit the people of Haryana as well as of neighbouring states by ensuring access to great quality and affordable healthcare”.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Manohar Lal thanked the Union Government for fulfilling a long-cherished wish of the people of Rewari for provisioning one AIIMS in the region. He stated that “AIIMS Rewari will provide valuable medical service not only to the people of South Haryana but also to the nearby region of North Rajasthan”. He also hailed the decision of the Union Government to assign one medical college in every district of Haryana as a landmark in providing healthcare service to the last mile.

Shri Rao Inderjit Singh underlined the importance that the government has given to enhance infrastructure development in the country. He said “the same push also being given in creating and upgrading health infrastructure which is evident in the commitment to expand the network of AIIMS in the country to 23.”

Background:

The establishment of AIIMS, Rewari in Haryana has been approved under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. PMSSY aims to correct regional imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable specialized health services and to enhance facilities for quality medical education in the country. So far, establishment of 22 new AIIMS has been approved under PMSSY. Of these, 15 AIIMS have been approved since 2014. AIIMS of Haryana is one of them.

This new AIIMS is being developed at a cost of Rs 1650 crore on 203 acres of land at Majra Mastil Bhalkhi village in Rewari district of Haryana. AIIMS, Rewari is a 750-bed hospital complex which includes a 100 seat medical college, a 60 seat nursing college, a 30-bed AYUSH block, residential complex for faculty and staff, hostels for undergraduate and postgraduate students, Night Shelter, guest houses, auditoriums and shopping complexes etc.

This state-of-the-art hospital will provide high quality patient care services in 17 super specialty and 18 specialty departments including Cardiology, Gastro-Enterology, Nephrology, Urology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Endocrinology, Burns and Plastic Surgery. The Specialty block of AIIMS Rewari will consist of 360 beds, while the Super Specialty Unit will have 215 beds. The institute will also have a 75 bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 30 bedded Emergency & Trauma Centre, 16 modular operation theatres, 2 minor operation theatres, diagnostic laboratories, blood bank and pharmacy. The institute will provide better healthcare benefits to the underprivileged population of remote areas of the state through community outreach by virtue of its digital health infrastructure.

The establishment of AIIMS in Haryana will prove to be an important milestone in providing comprehensive, quality and holistic specialized care health services to the people of Haryana.

Senior officials of the Union Health Ministry, Government of Haryana as well as representatives from the implementing agencies were also present on the foundation laying occasion of AIIMS, Rewari.

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