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PM Modi lays Foundation Stone of AIIMS Rewari 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rewari, India, in the presence of Governor Shri Bandaru Dattatreya. Modi also inaugurated several development projects in Haryana, with Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Minister of State Rao Inderjit Singh, and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala also present.

Expressing his elation at the ceremony, Prime Minister associated the rapid speed of transformation of the health sector in the country in keeping with the rising aspiration of the people. He highlighted the vision of Viksit Bharat and underscored the importance of the health sector in propelling the country towards that vision by 2047. Stating that “only a Viksit Haryana can lead to a Viksit Bharat”, he said that “infrastructure development also entails better healthcare facilities and health is an intrinsic part of the country’s development agenda”.

The Prime Minister said, “this foundation laying ceremony of AIIMS Rewari is line with the Government’s commitment to prioritize the public health infrastructure and strengthen citizen-centric health services through holistic development of the Health sector.” He said that “AIIMS Rewari will not only cater to the healthcare needs of Haryana but will also create jobs for the youth and provide them with opportunities to pursue medical education”.

The Prime Minister said that the last 10 years has witnessed the approval of 15 new AIIMS and more than 300 new medical colleges including one medical college in each district of Haryana.

Terming the foundation stone laying of AIIMS in Rewari by the Hon’ble Prime Minister as “a historic day for Haryana’s Healthcare ecosystem”, Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya said that “it will immensely benefit the people of Haryana as well as of neighbouring states by ensuring access to great quality and affordable healthcare”.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Manohar Lal thanked the Union Government for fulfilling a long-cherished wish of the people of Rewari for provisioning one AIIMS in the region. He stated that “AIIMS Rewari will provide valuable medical service not only to the people of South Haryana but also to the nearby region of North Rajasthan”. He also hailed the decision of the Union Government to assign one medical college in every district of Haryana as a landmark in providing healthcare service to the last mile.

Shri Rao Inderjit Singh underlined the importance that the government has given to enhance infrastructure development in the country. He said “the same push also being given in creating and upgrading health infrastructure which is evident in the commitment to expand the network of AIIMS in the country to 23.”

Background

The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has approved the establishment of AIIMS, Rewari in Haryana. The PMSSY aims to address regional imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable specialized health services and enhance medical education facilities in India.

AIIMS of Haryana is one of 22 new AIIMS approved under PMSSY, with 15 approved since 2014. The new AIIMS, Rewari, is being developed at a cost of Rs 1650 crore on 203 acres of land in Majra Mastil Bhalkhi village in Rewari district.

The 750-bed hospital complex includes a medical college, nursing college, residential complex, hostels, guest houses, auditoriums, and shopping complexes. The institute will provide high-quality patient care services in 17 super specialty and 18 specialty departments, including cardiology, gastro-enterology, nephrology, urology, neurology, neurosurgery, medical oncology, surgical oncology, endocrinology, burns, and plastic surgery. The institute will also offer better healthcare benefits to the underprivileged population of remote areas through community outreach through its digital health infrastructure.

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