Bihar to get its second AIIMS at Darbhanga, to be Built in four years
Darbhanga is set to become the second city in Bihar to have an AIIMS. The Union Cabinet on 15 September approved the project under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. The institute will be built in four years’ time on a budget of 1,264 crore INR.
Apart from being a medical college, the institute will have 750 beds in different categories, including AYUSH, private beds, and speciality and super speciality beds. The Union Minister of State for Health said that AIIMS Darbhanga will provide modern medical facilities at an affordable rate and serve not only Mithila (northern Bihar) but also the adjoining regions of Nepal and West Bengal.
The institute will add 100 seats for MBBS, 60 seats for B.Sc (Nursing) and add 15 to 20 super speciality departments. It will have a capacity of 2,000 OPD per day and 1,000 IPD per day. The institute will also offer super speciality courses.
The State Water Resources Minister described the proposed AIIMS as a historic gift for Mithila. He added that after the airport at Darbhanga is constructed, it will lead to the revitalization of the region.
“The people of Mithila will no longer have to go to Delhi for better treatment. They will save money and time. Also, new employment opportunities will be created around the airport and AIIMS,” he said.
Darbhanga AIIMS will not only provide treatment to the people but also provide employment to over 3,000 people.
Darbhanga Medical College has allocated 200 acres of land for the construction of AIIMS Darbhanga.