Bihar Government Urges Centre To Reconsider AIIMS Site Decision Due To Land Constraints

Bihar Government Urges Centre To Reconsider AIIMS Site Decision Due To Land Constraints

Patna, August 21 (TNA) Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, has written a second letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya, requesting a reconsideration of the Centre's decision to reject an alternate site proposed for the second All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Darbhanga.

The state government conveyed that the original site, within Darbhanga Medical College Hospital (DMCH), was no longer available due to the decision to expand the existing medical college. The proposed site, spanning 151.17 acres, boasts better connectivity and development prospects. Yadav highlighted the advantages of this location, including its proximity to major roads and the Darbhanga civil aerodrome.

He emphasized that separate institutions for DMCH and AIIMS would promote specialized healthcare in the region. Previously, a Central team deemed the initial site unsuitable. However, Yadav's letter argues for the expeditious approval of the alternate site, also referring to a previous letter sent in June. The matter gained attention when Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned AIIMS Darbhanga during a virtual address on August 13.

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