AIIMS-Patna to start this year, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday announced that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) - Patna would start this year itself.

"I have directed the concerned officials to complete the remaining work of the medical college in the next two to three months. Hope that medical college would start this year," Azad told media after inspecting the under-construction site of AIIMS-Patna here.

Azad said the hospital would take some time to be operational.

"By next year, the hospital would be operational," he said.

Azad lauded the quality of materials being used in the construction of the AIIMS here.

"I am satisfied with the quality of materials."

However, Azad warned the contractors engaged in construction of AIIMs that the government has decided to award and punish them on the basis of their work on time.

"If contractors engaged in construction of AIIMS across the country, delayed the work, the government would impose penalty," said Azad.

"In case they complete work on time, they would be awarded," Azad added.

Nearly ten days ago Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also visited the site and directed its early completion.

The central government in 2006 decided to set up six AIIMS-like institutes across the country, including at Patna, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur and Rishikesh.

In 2009, the government had further decided to set up two more AIIMS-like institutes at Raiganj in West Bengal and Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

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