AIIMS to be set up in Kashmir soon: Govt

The Government on Wednesday said that All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is being established in Kashmir soon and that the land for its construction has already been identified in South Kashmir.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asgar Ali Samoon said that the late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed along with the then Health Minister Choudary Lal Singh has indentified land at South Kashmir for the establishment of AIIMS in valley.

“The official procedures and related have been completed and work over the construction will be started in very near future,” Div Com said.

He maintained that the site for AIIMS has been finalised after taking the health and other departments on board and that the location was approved after consideration of various factors. “We had to see whether the site could get affected by floods. Also the railway station is very near to the location. The government has kept ever factor in mind before finalising the site,” Samoon maintained.

It was further informed that besides the establishment of AIIMS, two more medical colleges, one in Anantnag and another in North Kashmir’s Baramulla, will be established. “These two medical colleges will be associated with the AIIMS. Everything has been finalised and there is nothing like the government has shelved the project,” he added.

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