Regarding the status of commencement of work at AIIMS like institutions being set up in the country State-wise, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that under first phase of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Surakshya Yojana (PMSSY), six new AIIMS are being set up at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Patna (Bihar), Raipur (Chhatisgarh) and Rishikesh (Uttarakhand).
The first batch (50 in number) and second batch (100 in number) of MBBS students were admitted at each of the six new AIIMS during 2012-13 and 2013-14 respectively. First batch of B. Sc. Nursing students (60 in number) have also been admitted at each six new AIIMS during 2013-14. Admission process for admission of next batches of MBBS and B.Sc Nursing students in the current academic year is in progress. Outdoor Patient Department services are functional at each of the six new AIIMS. Indoor Patient Department services to cater to teaching of MBBS students are functional at five new AIIMS. Work for construction of housing complex is in progress.
Regarding the proposals received for setting up institutions and the criteria for approval, the Health Minister stated that the Central Government had earlier received request from Governments of Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala and Maharashtra for setting up AIIMS in these states. The Central Government has plans to set up AIIMS in each State. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has requested Chief Ministers of various States for identifying appropriate land for setting up of AIIMS. The Health Minister stated this in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, here today.