Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami requested for the establishment of AIIMS in Kumaon.

Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami paid a courtesy call to the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah in New Delhi. The Chief Minister requested for a recommendation from the Home Ministry level for the establishment of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kumaon division of the state.



The Chief Minister also urged the Union Home Minister to recommend the establishment of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Dehradun and the Ministry of Railways at his level for the Tanakpur-Bageshwar broad gauge rail line in view of its strategic importance.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Kumaon Division

The Chief Minister said that even after having AIIMS Rishikesh, the mountainous remote areas of Kumaon division of the state are deprived of superspeciality health services due to geographical distance. With the establishment of AIIMS in the Kumaon division of the state, world class medical facilities will be available to the citizens of Kumaon as well as the people of neighboring districts of Uttar Pradesh. The land for AIIMS will be made available by the Uttarakhand state government. In the past too two world class institutes like AIIMS have been established in one state.

Establishment of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Dehradun

The Chief Minister said that the Government of India has been requested to approve the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. For this, free land has been arranged in Dehradun district. The Chief Minister requested the Union Home Minister to recommend for the approval of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Dehradun.

On this occasion, Additional Principal Secretary, Uttarakhand, Mr. Abhinav Kumar, Local Commissioner Dr. B.V.R.C. Purushottam, Special Secretary to the Chief Minister, Dr. Parag Madhukar Dhakate were also present.

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