A branch of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be set up in Tripura to improve healthcare facilities in the State.
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda has agreed to it.
Currently thousands of patients flock to cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata for treatment as the State lacks advanced healthcare.
The healthcare sector of Tripura has been facing a serious shortage of doctors.
A Trauma Centre has been established at Agartala Govt Medical College but there is no neurosurgeon. And, a Cath Lab meant for treating heart patients, is yet to come up at State’s premier GBP (Gobind Ballav Pant) Hospital.
After getting the green signal from the Union Minister, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb accompanied by Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan visited Bodhjungnagar area of Jirania subdivision to inspect a plot of over 200 acres of land on Wednesday for establishing the AIIMS centre, reports The Assam Tribune.
Deb told the media after visiting the spot that the area appears suitable for AIIMS as the Centre wants 200 acres of land not far from Agartala airport.