Published On : Sat, Feb 14th, 2015

Mihan first choice for AIIMS

Nagpur: The 240-acre-land at Mihan proved to be the first choice for setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Nagpur. A team of Union ministry of health and family welfare on Friday visited the site to inspect the proposed land for AIIMS at Mihan and TB ward premises of Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur (GMC&H).

According to information, during inspection the 4 member Central team liked the land at Mihan. However, they had concerns regarding the land at TB ward GMC&H.The inadequate land available at TB ward, staff quarters, proposed Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences and shifting of 4 various departments present here came out to be major concerns for setting up AIIMS here.

The 4 member Central team which came for inspection was headed by joint secretary of health ministry K C Samariya. The team included superintend of PGI Chandigarh Dr A K Gupta, superintend of AIIMS New Delhi Dr Manjul Rastogi and senior architect of department of health and family affairs Mukesh Bajpayee.

It may be mentioned here that Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari had earlier announced of combining TB ward(54acre), doctors colony Ajni (19acres) and irrigation department (17acres), Food Corporation of India (11.5 acres) for AIIMS. However, around 200 acres of land is required for AIIMS, so Central team seems positive on the 240 acre land available at Mihan. Around ` 2,200 crore funds would be utilised for setting up of AIIMS.