Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha on Tuesday demanded a second AIIMS in the State in Sundargarh. State Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das wrote a letter in this regard to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
Das cited that as Sundargarh is well-connected by road and railways and the Jharsuguda airport is close by, it has strong base for an AIIMS.
Besides, the infrastructure of already-established 500-bed medical college hospital with facilities for 100 MBBS students, which is set up with CSR fund support of NTPC promoted by the State Government, could be utilised to set up an AIIMS in Sundargarh. This facility would not only be of help for western Odisha but also people of neighbouring States, Das stated.