Cabinet approves AIIMS in Bhatinda

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Punjab’s Bhatinda district, said an official statement.

“The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of a new AIIMS at Bhatinda in Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY),” it said.

The institution shall have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds which will include emergency/trauma Beds and AYUSH Beds, private beds and ICU Speciality and Super Speciality beds.

“In addition, there will be an administration block, AYUSH block, auditorium, night shelter, hostels and residential facilities,” said the statement.

The cost of the project for establishment will be Rs 925 crore.