All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bibinagar

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bibinagar (AIIMS Bibinagar) is a public medical college and hospital based in Bibinagar, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Telangana, India, and one of the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMSs). It is one of the six AIIMSs that started operation in 2019.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bibinagar
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MottoSarve janah sukhinaḥ bhavantu
Motto in English
May the entire world be happy
TypePublic
Established2019 (2019)
PresidentGeorge A D’Souza
DirectorVikas Bhatia
Location, ,
India

17°28′16″N 78°46′41″E / 17.471°N 78.778°E / 17.471; 78.778Coordinates: 17°28′16″N 78°46′41″E / 17.471°N 78.778°E / 17.471; 78.778
Campus Urban
LanguageEnglish,Hindi and Telugu
AffiliationsAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
Websitewww.aiimsbibinagar.edu.in

HistoryEdit

The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMSs) are set up as part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) initiative, announced by the Government of India in 2003 and officially launched in March 2006, for the purpose of "correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/reliable tertiary healthcare services", through setting up AIIMS Delhi-like institutions and upgrading government medical colleges.[1]

As an outcome of the Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and the creation of Telangana in June 2014, the central government was mandated through the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 to create an AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh,[2] which was to become All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri in 2018.[3] While the act does not mention an AIIMS in Telangana, the central government has assured the government of Telangana in 2014 that it will consider such an institute in Telangana as well.[4] As early as July 2014, the government of Telangana has toyed with the idea of offering the yet-to-be-operational Bibinagar, YBG Dist campus of Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) for establishing said AIIMS,[4] a decision which was announced in January 2015.[5] In September 2016 a contradictory announcement was made, stating that the AIIMS was to be established at Bhongir instead, due to higher availability of land.[6]

In February 2017, in the budget presentation for 2017–2018, the Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley announced two AIIMSs, in Jharkhand and Gujarat, but an institute in Telangana was not mentioned.[7] A week later, Jaitley rectified this and officially announced at the parliament that an AIIMS will be set in Telangana as well.[8] In April 2018, the central government has given an in-principle approval for the institute[9] and the state government was asked to identify three of four possible locations for the AIIMS.[10] The state government offered the Bibinagar campus, and following an inspection visit[11] the location was approved in July, under conditions that an additional 49-acre of land will be acquired and that some infrastructure improvements are made.[12] Finally, the official approval by the union cabinet was made on 17 December 2018 at an estimated cost of 1,028 crore (US$130 million).[13] The institute was later denoted as "Phase-VII" of PMSSY.[14]

The land for the AIIMS was officially handed over to the central government in February 2019[15] and in May it was announced that classes will start in August, from the Bibinagar campus.[16] The institute became operational with the first batch of 50 MBBS students, which started in August 2019,[17] one of the six AIIMSs to become operational in 2019.[18] AIIMS Bhopal was set as the mentoring institution, and its director, Sarman Singh, also acting as director in charge.[17] In December 2019 the mentoring institution changed to Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).[19] Vikas Bhatia was appointed as director in March 2020.[20]

Campus and hospitalEdit

AIIMS occupies the former Bibinagar campus of Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), which as of December 2019, is under construction. Outpatient services (OP) were expected to start in December 2019, with inpatient services in March 2020.[21] However, due to the change of mentorship, OP opening was postponed to February 2020,[19] a date which was also missed. The hospital is expected to be fully operational in September 2022.[22][23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History About PMSSY". pmssy-mohfw.nic.in. PMSSY. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  2. ^ "The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014" (PDF). The Gazette of India. Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. 1 March 2014. p. 70. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. ^ "AIIMS begins its journey with induction of 50 students". The Hindu. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b "NIMS Bibinagar Campus Set to House AIIMS?". The New Indian Express. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  5. ^ Reddy, C. Anand Kumar (21 January 2015). "Telangana to make Bibinagar Nims into Aiims". The Hans India. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  6. ^ Babu, Patan Afzal (14 September 2016). "AIIMS to come up at Bhongir". The Hans India. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  7. ^ "New AIIMS for Jharkhand and Gujarat, says Arun Jaitley in Budget speech". India Today. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  8. ^ "AIIMS for Telangana announced". The Hindu. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Centre gives in-principle nod for AIIMS in Telangana". The Times of India. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  10. ^ "'In principle' approval given for AIIMS in Telangana". The Hindu. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Central team visits Bibinagar NIMS". Telangana Today. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  12. ^ Shanker, K. Shiva (27 July 2018). "Telangana's All India Institute of Medical Sciences to come up at Bibinagar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Cabinet approves establishment of two new AIIMS at Tamil Nadu & Telangana under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana". Press Information Bureau (Press release). 17 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)". Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  15. ^ "NIMS Bibinagar land handed over to government". Telangana Today. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Classes at AIIMS-Bibinagar from Aug". The Hindu. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Academic session begins at AIIMS-Bibinagar". The Hindu. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Establishment and Upgradation of Hospitals under PMSSY". pib.gov.in (Press release). Press Information Bureau. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  19. ^ a b Mojumder, Oishani (27 December 2019). "Mentorship change delays start of OPD services at AIIMS Bibinagar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  20. ^ "Dr Bhatia is AIIMS Bibinagar director". The Times of India. 9 May 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. ^ "AIIMS in T to begin ops in Dec". The Times of India. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  22. ^ Kumar, Dhirendra (29 November 2019). "All 22 new AIIMS to be functional by 2025: Govt". www.millenniumpost.in. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  23. ^ "Full-fledged AIIMS Bibinagar by 2022: Minister". The Hindu. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.

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