AIIMS to come up at Awantipora : Health Minister Lal Singh

The State government has identified South Kashmir’s Awantipora as the location for AIIMS in Kashmir while Samba or Vijaypur would be the location for AIIMs in Jammu, said health minister Lal Singh on Wednesday.

He said that the decision to this effect will be made public in upcoming cabinet meeting.

He said that the locations for the AIIMS in both the regions were also discussed in last cabinet meeting.

Singh said the namew of identified locations were sent to government of India and a team from AIIMS will visit the state and review the identified locations.

Terming Awantipora as an ideal location, he said that the place is located just a kilometre-and-a-half from the highway.

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