Assam: On April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open Assam’s first All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Changsari.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other officials visited the site on March 23 to review preparations for the inaugural ceremony.
On March 3, health minister Keshab Mahanta and chief secretary Paban Kumar Barthakur met with top officials from AIIMS and the Kamrup district administration to review the medical institution’s work.
The minister and the chief secretary directed that the work be completed by March 31, 2023.
Currently, 90% of the work on the site has been completed.
#Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday (March 23) informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Guwahati on April 14.
— The Guwahati Times (@theghytimes) March 23, 2023
“The hospital is being built at full speed, and 18 departments, including the Out Patient Department (OPD), are now almost operational,” CM Sarma told the media.
The chief minister stated in December of last year that the AIIMS, Guwahati will be officially inaugurated in 2023.
While attending the Namghor Samaroh in North Guwahati, he announced a slew of upcoming Guwahati-based projects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi 2022 said the country will get a record number of doctors in the next 10 years due to the central government’s policy of establishing at least one medical college in every district.
The goal of having at least one medical college in every district and ensuring that medical education was in reach of everyone will result in the country getting a record numbers of doctors after 10 years, the PM said.
Stressing that coronavirus has still not gone away and people should not take it easy, the PM said Yoga and Ayurveda, which have their origins in India, caught the world’s attention during the pandemic. He said export of turmeric from India has increased after the advent of the pandemic as people across the globe learnt about its health benefits.