All 23 AIIMS will be named after local heroes, monuments. India News – Times of India

New Delhi: The government has approved the proposal to give unique names to all AIIMSincluding Delhi, regional heroes, freedom fighters, historical events or monuments of the region or on the basis of their specific geographical identity.
23. the majority of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has submitted a list of names, after Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Official sources told PTI that suggestions have been sought from him in this matter.
AIIMS, many of which are operational, while others are being set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.PMSSY), are known by their common names and are distinguished only by their location, an official explained.
“Therefore, the Union Health Ministry has drafted a proposal to give specific names to all the 23 AIIMS, which include fully functional, partially operational or under construction AIIMS,” the source said.
In this regard, suggestions were sought for assigning specific names to various AIIMS, which can be linked to local or regional heroes of prominence, freedom fighters, specific geographical identity of the area and major historical events or monuments of the area. ,” the source explained.
Most of these premier health institutions have suggested three to four names with an explanatory note for the names suggested.
Six new AIIMS – Bihar (Patna), Chattisgarh ,Raipur), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneswar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and Uttarakhand (Rishikesh) were approved in the first phase of PMSSY and are fully functional.
MBBS and outpatient department services have been started in 10 of the 16 AIIMS established between 2015 and 2022, while only MBBS classes have been introduced in the other two. The remaining four institutes are in various stages of development.