Hubballi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a prominent health institute, is on its way to this part of Karnataka (AIIMS). According to Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar, north Karnataka would have the state’s first AIIMS.
Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Dr Sudhakar said, the union ministry has already agreed in principle on sanctioning the reputed institute to Karnataka. However, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi is striving hard to bring it to this part of the region.
He said, soon he, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi would meet Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in this regard and impress upon him to the early establishment of the institution.
When media people asked him, where the AIIMS will be established, he did not say anything and turned to the next question.
Speaking about the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, Dr Sudhakar stated that while approximately Rs 64,000 crore is being invested across the country, approximately Rs 2,600 crore will be spent in the state to develop health centres in areas with a higher concentration of poor families.
The other 60% of total money spent in the state will be borne by the state government, with the remaining 15% coming from the 15th Finance Commission.
According to the minister, it was the prime minister’s desire to give primary, secondary, and tertiary care to all poor, underprivileged, and needy people across the country, therefore a plan has been established under the new system. The healthcare infrastructure development works taken up under the new scheme would be implemented in the span of the next five years, he said adding that health centres would be opened at 17 medical colleges.