The Government on 28th June has hereby decided to start six-AIIMS-like institutes in various states from this academic year and admissions to them will start by the end of September. The institutes have been set up under the lines of AIIMS-Delhi (All India Institute of Medical Sciences).
The institutes are brought up at Patna in Bihar, Bhubaneshwar in Odisha, Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Raipur in Chhattisgarh and Bhopal in Madhya pradesh.
The decision was taken at a review of these Institutes by Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, where Health Ministers of Bihar, Odhsha and Uttarakhand and Health Secretaries of other three states were also present at this meeting.
Sources said that admissions to the first year of MBBA in these institutes will be done by the end of September and each of these Institutes will admit 50 students during the first year. Also When the infrastructure in these institutes is completed, then the number of admissions will be scaled up-to 100.
After the meeting, speaking to the media, Bihar Health Minister Ashwini K Chaubey said "Government has decided to bring about an ordinance for starting these institutions as the attached hospitals with these Institutes are yet to start".
During the review on the progress of these institutes, set up with central assistance, it was discussed that most of them were in advanced stages of completion and Azad urged the states to adopt a pro-active approach in completing them early.
While in five of the institutes work in the first phase is almost complete, that in the Raipur institute is lagging behind. Well, medical education in India is taking a great scope in Medical Sciences.