PM Modi government has given its approval for establishment of new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
New AIIMS will be built on cost of around Rs. 1011 crore. It will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds. There will be an administration block, AYUSH block, auditorium block, night shelter, hostels and residential facilities at AIIMS, Gorakhpur.
This institute will also conduct research on prevalent regional diseases and other health issues and provide for better control and cure of such diseases. 14 districts of the UP state and also 5 districts of Western Bihar will be benefited by this AIIMS.
AIIMS have been established in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna while work of AIIMS Rae Bareli is in progress. Also, three AIIMS in Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kalyani(West) and Mangalagiri in Guntur (A.P) have been sanctioned in 2015.