The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare recommended on Monday that the Union Health Ministry approve the AIIMS-New Delhi master plan.
According to the head of AIIMS, Dr Randeep Guleria, the project was intended to establish 50 additional operating rooms and approximately 3,000 patient care beds, including 300 emergency beds, in the current Institute of the campus for the institute’s redevelopment.
“The Ministry must give green signal to the Master Plan of AIIMS, New Delhi, so that the cherished goal of developing AIIMS into a world-class Medical University by March 2024 can be achieved without fail,” the committee recommended.
The Committee further said that the redevelopment of AIIMS Residential colonies project should get clearance from New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) without any delay so that civil work commences at the earliest and the project is completed within set timeframe.
Earlier on 15 August, Dr Guleria, speaking about the master plan to re-develop AIIMS, had said, “This project will result into the transformation of AIIMS New Delhi into a world-class medical University with the creation of fifty new operation theatres and over 3,000 patient care beds, including 300 emergency beds.”
The new project will include the construction of research labs, animal facilities, clinical trial facilities, 4,000 hostel apartments, and 14,000 parking spots.
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The institute’s director had previously notified the government that a full project report had been filed.
The AIIMS Master Plan Project, according to Dr. Guleria, aims to redevelop our infrastructure holistically by consolidating patient care, teaching, research, and administration in the East Ansari Nagar campus, outpatient services in the Masjid Moth Campus, and residential facilities in the Trauma Centre Extension Campus.
“Our five different land parcels of Masjid Moth, Ansari Nagar West, Ansari Nagar East, and Trauma centre have also been amalgamated as one land parcel with uniform development controls under a new category of Medical Education and Research University by the Delhi Development Authority thereby giving us giving a more flexibility to zone our campus appropriately,” he had further explained.
However, the committee commended AIIMS administration and the Ministry for providing the public with one of the top healthcare facilities in the country and neighbouring nations.