Bhopal: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here is expected to start functioning in the next three months providing state-of-the-art medical facilities to the people of Madhya Pradesh.

"Established under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna, the premier medical institute modelled like AIIMS New Delhi will start functioning from July-August this year if everything goes as per the plan," AIIMS Bhopal, Director, Professor Sandeep Kumar told media on Friday.

"We are striving hard to meet the deadline of July- August to start the prestigious institute in Bhopal with an intake of 50 students," he said.

Appointment of 40 faculty members is in its last stage and now the Government of India's concerned department will have to issue their appointment orders.

Construction of staff quarters for the newly appointed members of the AIIMS Bhopal are already completed while construction of medical college building too is almost 70 percent completed.

 AIIMS Bhopal is being established on a 154 acre land situated in the Saket Nagar area.

"We are working overnight to achieve the targets," he said adding "most of the time I am in New Delhi to push things for faster implementation."


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