AIIMS Madurai: JICA, Central team inspect site

Chennai: “Agreement worth Rs 15 crore has been signed to build a compound wall around the 224-acre land where Madurai All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) would be constructed,” said State Directorate of Medical Education Assistant Director, Sabitha.

A team from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (funding agency) and a finance committee team from the Central government, led by Sanjay Rai, inspected the site this morning.

This comes amid news that land has not been allocated for the construction of the hospital at Thoppur in Madurai.
Speaking to reporters after the inspection, Sabitha said the work to construct the compound wall would begin in a few days’ time. “It will be built in three months,” she pointed out.

The Centre, last year, had given its consent for setting up an AIIMS hospital in Madurai in about 45 months’ time at a cost of Rs 1,258 crore.

The college is proposed to have 100 MBBS seats and 60 seats for B.Sc Nursing.

The 750-bed hospital will have 15-20 super specialty departments and cater to 1,500 out-patients per day and 1,000 in-patients per month.

NT Bureau