NGT gives order to establish AIIMS at Changsari

  • NGT gives order to establish AIIMS at Changsari
15-11-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

In an important judgement, the National Green Tribunal, Kolkata has given order to the concerned authorities to establish the proposed All India Institute for Medical Science (AIIMS) in Changsari, Kamrup (R). Previously, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone by pressing a remote button at the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati during his 26 May visit to the State.

Setting up of the AIIMS unit at Changsari has been riddled with controversy with people from Raha, Nagaon demanding that the institute be constructed there. Earlier, Middle Assam AIIMS Demand Committee had approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking a ban on setting up of the unit at Changsari on the ground that the area falls in an eco-sensitive zone. Last year, a youth was also killed in police firing in a demonstration at Raha.

The AIIMS at Changsari will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,123 crore. It will have a hospital comprising 750 beds, a medical college for 100 MBBS students annually, a nursing college for 60 students each year and 22 super specialty departments including 16 operation theatres.

Tags : National Green Tribunal AIIMS Changsari Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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