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Union Cabinet approves proposal for establishing new AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat

The Union Cabinet Thursday approved a proposal for establishing three new AIIMS  two in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Gujarat.

The AIIMS at Vijaynagar in Samba, Jammu, will be set up at a cost of Rs 1,661 crore, the one at Awantipora in Pulwama, Kashmir, at a cost of Rs 1,828 crore and the AIIMS at Rajkot, Gujarat, will be set up at a cost of Rs 1,195 crore, an official statement said.Expressing gratitude, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said the approval follows the prime minister's vision and upholds the spirit of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.'Two new AIIMS, one each for Jammu Region and Kashmir Region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir was announced by the Prime Minister under the Prime Minister's Development Package, and AIIMS in Gujarat was announced by the Finance Minister in his budget speech,' Nadda said. 

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