Hyderabad: The Telangana Health Minister C Laxman Reddy said that the central government had constituted a committee to study the proposal sent by the government to upgrade Nizam’s institute of medical sciences.
MLA Pailla Shekar Reddy, G Sunitha and other during question hour in Legislative Assembly on the event. The state government was waiting for the centre’s nod to go ahead with the establishment of AIIMS AT Bibinagar.
The 210 acres required for the AIIMS; about 150 acres were already available with it. Another 60 acres would be procured after the central committee approved the Rs 822 crore projects. He said the proposed AIIMS would be a 960-bedded hospital with 42 specialities.
BJP MLA C Ramchandra Reddy said the Bibinagar NIMS was sanctioned by the then Chief Minister Dr YS Rajashekar Reddy in 2008. He allotted 200 acres of land and released Rs 78 crore while sanctioning the works to Nagarjuna Constructions.
However, he said the project was not yet completed. He asked when the Centre was willing to sanction one AIIMS, as per the AP Reorganisation Act, why the government had decided to upgrade the Bibinagar NIMS instead of setting up the AIIMS at a different place in the State.
T Jeevan Reddy of Congress said the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government was not seriously pursuing the project. He said the government was yet to act on the promise of setting up 100-bedded super specialty hospitals in all district headquarters. He said no step had been taken to upgrade Public Health Centres and Urban Health Centres