Cabinet approves setting up new AIIMS in Bhatinda
Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), PM Narendra Modi-led Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a new AIIMS at Bhatinda in Punjab. The hospital will have a capacity of 750 beds which will include Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality & Super Speciality beds. In addition, there will be an Administration Block, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Hostels and residential facilities, the government release said. The cost of the project for establishment of the new AIIMS in Bhatinda will be Rs 925 crore. The cost estimate does not include recurring costs (wages & salaries and operation & maintenance expenses). The recurring expenditure will be met by the respective new AIIMS from their annual budgets through Grant-in-Aid to them from Plan Budget Head of PMSSY of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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