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DDA allots 15 acres of land to AIIMS for Trauma centre


The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Friday allotted 15 acres of land to AIIMS for building the extension of AIIMS Trauma Centre, a transplantation centre and a centre for digestive diseases, according to a published media report.

The site for the expansion of the centre is located on the 26-metre-wide Choudhary Jhandu Singh Marg near the existing Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre and will be integrated with the existing AIIMS campus by an underpass.

Dr. MC Mishra, AIIMS director said, “The DDA has allotted 15 acres of land on which we are envisioning to carry out expansion of Trauma Centre and also set up a centre for Digestive diseases, an ENT centre, a national transplantation centre and a neuro and spine rehabilitation centre.”

According to sources at AIIMS, the Union health minister has also written to the finance minister to allocate some houses in Kidwai Nagar for the faculty and staff.

“A substantial number of resident doctors and staff are living outside the AIIMS premises at present,” said a senior doctor.