Punjab

Punjab cabinet okeys transfer of final land for Bathinda AIIMS project

September 20, 2018 06:30 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet, headed by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Thursday decided to transfer certain land pieces belonging to the state government to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, for the AIIMS project at Bathinda.

Disclosing this, an official spokesperson said the cabinet decided to transfer 4 Acres, 1 Kanal, 13 Marla of land, which stands in the name of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana and Department of Sports, Punjab, to the central ministry.

The cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval 175.1 acre of land belonging to Punjab Agriculture University at village Jodhpur Romana, Bathinda transferred earlier to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, free of cost, for the AIIMS project.

With this decision, the requirement of entire land for the establishment of AIIMS at Bathinda now stands completely fulfilled, said the spokesperson.

The Bathinda AIIMS would be a 750-bed premier medical institute with 10 specialty departments and 11 super-specialty departments.

The Chief Minister reiterated his government's firm commitment to ensure early operationalization of AIIMS Bathinda, the progress of which was being monitored on regular basis, added the spokesperson.

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