December 13, 2018

Centre gives nod to Rs142 Cr for developing IGIMS in Patna

It is for the first time that the Centre has allotted funds to IGIMS under the ambitious scheme aimed at providing best medical facilities to the people at government hospitals at low cost across the country.

The central government has approved Rs142.21 crore for Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) for developing it as the state-of-the-art medical centre in Bihar.

It is for the first time that the Centre has allotted funds to IGIMS under the ambitious scheme aimed at providing best medical facilities to the people at government hospitals at low cost across the country.

Rs24.75 crore of the total allocated funds is for development of cardiac emergency facility and upgrading the present cardiac invasive and non-invasive care centre. Rs111.55 crore is for the project to develop and upgrade the regional institute of ophthalmology (RIO), while Rs5.91 crore is for upgrading the dialysis unit at IGIMS.

IGIMS has also received Rs35 crore from central government and Rs8 crore from state government recently against Rs130 crore sanctioned for a cancer centre.

The central government has asked IGIMS to send proposals along with cost estimates for purchasing and installing modern equipment in the field of medical science along with developing and upgrading existing medical facilities, especially in cardiology, nephrology and ophthalmology departments.

Courtesy: BioSpectrum India

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