AIIMS Jammu Inaugurated: Enhancing Healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir

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AIIMS Jammu Inaugurated: Enhancing Healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jammu, addressing regional healthcare disparities. The hospital, situated on 226.84 acres along National Highway 44, aims to elevate medical education standards and encourage evidence-based research.

Modi emphasized the significant growth in healthcare infrastructure in J&K, with the number of medical colleges increasing from four to 12 and MBBS seats doubling from 500 to 1300 in the last decade. Additionally, 650 PG medical seats have been created, and 35 new nursing and paramedic colleges are in the works.

The Prime Minister highlighted the establishment of 15 new AIIMS across India, including two in J&K. The AIIMS Jammu will provide comprehensive medical services, with 750 beds in Phase 1, including advanced facilities like Nuclear Medicine, Modular OTs, and MRI/CT scans.

With an expected daily footfall of 2000-3000 patients, AIIMS Jammu will address the specialized medical treatment needs of the people of Jammu. They will no longer have to travel to Delhi for treatment, saving time and resources.

The hospital reflects a commitment to holistic healthcare, featuring a dedicated "Aayush Block" that integrates traditional and modern medicine. AIIMS Jammu will also offer MBBS and nursing programs, as well as postgraduate and doctoral degrees. With a strong emphasis on women empowerment, the hospital prioritizes equal opportunities and supportive work environments.