Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education visits AIIMS Vijaypur; inspects development works


SAMBA, OCTOBER 05: Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME), Vivek Bhardwaj, today visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jammu being constructed at Vijaypur and inspected various development works being executed in the premier health center.

Additional Chief Secretary was apprised of the present status of construction works being done in the upcoming AIIMS through a detailed presentation. He was informed that prestigious AIIMS Jammu project is scheduled to be completed by March 2023 and all works are going on war footing for timely completion. The complete project consists of two phases including hospital building, medical college, hostels, residential quarters and other utilities. The premier health institution is being established with a sanctioned cost of Rs. 1661 crore including Rs. 1452 crore for medical college and other infrastructure besides Rs. 209 crore for latest technology based medical equipments and related material.

It was also informed that new and emerging technologies including GRC cladding system, double glass unit facade, plastic roads, occupancy sensors, rooftop solar PV panels, solar poles, fire curtains and other state of the art machinery are being incorporated in the AIIMS project to make it more patient friendly.

Additional Chief Secretary, while reviewing construction of underpass between phase-I and phase-II of AIIMS project, directed the representatives of NHAI and R&B department to expedite the pace of progress on civil works for speedy completion. He also asked the Irrigation and Flood Control department to develop protection walls along river Devak as per the DPR and complete the requisite works within the fixed time frame.

Later, Additional Chief Secretary visited the under construction Ayush Block within the AIIMS project besides launching a plantation drive in the premises.

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr. Raghav Langar, Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Anuradha Gupta, Executive Director and CEO AIIMS Jammu, Professor Shakti Gupta, Chief Engineer CPWD AIIMS, P K Dikshit besides Chief Engineers from PWD, PHE (Jal Shakti) and I&FC, ADRM Northern Railways, Project Director NHAI, Chief Town Planner JDA Jammu besides other officers were present on the occasion.


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