The government has confirmed a proposal to give specific names to all AIIMS, including that of Delhi, based on regional heroes, freedom fighters, historical events or monuments in the region or their identity geographically distinct, said a report in PTI.
The majority of the 23 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have submitted a list of names, after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare asked them for suggestions on the matter, sources said. official. PTI.
The AIIMS, many of which are operational while others are being created under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), are known by their generic name and distinguished only by their location, an official explained.
“So, the Union Health Department has drafted a proposal to give specific names to the 23 AIIMS, which includes those that are fully functional, partially operational or under construction,” the source said.
In this regard, suggestions were sought for assigning specific names to different AIIMS, which could be linked to prominent local or regional heroes, freedom fighters, geographical identity distinct from the area where the institute and important historical events or monuments in the region. “, explained the source.
It is learned that the majority of these leading health institutes have suggested three to four names along with an explanatory note for the suggested names.
Six new AIIMS – Bihar (Patna), Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Odisha (Bhubaneswar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and Uttarakhand (Rishikesh) have been approved in PMSSY Phase 1 and are fully functional.
Of the 16 AIIMS set up between 2015 and 2022, MBBS courses and outpatient services were launched in ten institutes, while only MBBS courses were started in two others.
The remaining four institutes are at different stages of development.