All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is a group of public medical college of higher education which was established in 1956. This prestigious seat of knowledge has found a mention by Act of Parliament as an ‘institute of national importance’. In India, there are a total of 8 AIIMS with almost 42,000 seats. In the last few years, Uttar Pradesh under Akhilesh Yadav has come up as state encouraging maximum medical facilities and education in the same field. And if the state can get its own AIIMS, what could be better!
Akhilesh Government started pursuing the CM’s dream and finally succeeded in convincing the authorities to establish an AIIMS institute in Uttar Pradesh. And in just 4 years, the state is seeing a construction of not one but two campuses. The work was started in 2012 when Akhilesh Yadav allocated 114 acres of land for the same in Rae Bareli, free of charge. The institute will be centrally located so that people face no problems, accessing it.
After which the UPCM wrote a letter to the Union Minister for family and health requesting for more establishments in regions like Bundelkhand, Purvanchal, and Rohilkhand. He also mentioned that land has already been kept aside for institutes in these areas. But only in 2016, did the state government got a green signal to establish another AIIMS in Gorakhpur in Purvanchal region.
Such an initiative by Akhilesh Yadav will not only create a large pool of doctors but, will also ensure the best medical facilitates for the state residents. His top notch planning has also made sure that these super speciality hospitals are connected by four lane highways. The youth of the state will no longer need to leave their hometown in search of world class education.
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone in Gorakhpur and the construction has started in full swing. But a funny incident happened during the ceremony; the centre government tried to take complete credit of these initiatives claiming that it was their brainchild. People of Uttar Pradesh showed that they will not be fooled and in response erected multiple boards thanking Akhilesh Yadav for this priceless gift to the state.