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PM lays foundation stone for AIIMS in Madurai

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Super speciality blocs of Rajaji Medical College, Madurai, Thanjavur Medical College and Tirunelveli Medical College, were also inaugurated as a part of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

In a major boost to healthcare facilities and services in Madurai and adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi laid foundation stone for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Madurai and inaugurated several projects.

The new AIIMS will come up at Thoppur in Madurai. It will provide leadership in advanced healthcare, medical education and research in the region. This location will primarily benefit people residing in the Southern backward districts of Tamil Nadu.

Addressing a gathering in Madurai, the PM said, “In some ways, the laying of foundation stone of the at Madurai today reflects our vision of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. AIIMS in Delhi has cultivated a brand name for itself in healthcare. With AIIMS in Madurai, we can say that this brand of healthcare has been taken to all corners of the country – from Kashmir to Madurai and from Guwahati to Gujarat. AIIMS at Madurai will benefit the entire population of Tamil Nadu.”

The PM also inaugurated the super speciality blocs of Rajaji Medical College, Madurai, Thanjavur Medical College and Tirunelveli Medical College, as a part of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, which aims to upgrade 73 medical colleges across the country. He expressed his happiness as he inaugurated the super speciality blocks at three government medical colleges.

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