New Delhi, August 5: Union Health Minister JP Nadda yesterday in a written reply tabled in the Rajya Sabha clarified that Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Bihar are the six states which are to receive individual AIIMS-like institutes during the Financial year 2015-2016. This has been announced by the Finance minister in his Budget Speech earlier this year.
The AIIMS Coordination committee in Jammu meanwhile has been protesting that the AIIMS was announced for Jammu and due to political pressure, the BJP allowed for its allocation to be done in Kashmir.
The AIIMS Coordination committee’s Bandh call has entered its sixth day today and in an emrgency meeting called by the AIIMS CC, the representatives clarified that they will not engage in talks with the local leadership and will accept an invite for discussion only by the Central Leadership.
It was widely reported that the BJP Jammu celebrated the supposed allocation of two AIIMS-like institutions through a tweet by Union health Minister JP Nadda. The statement tabled in Rajya Sabha, however defies the statements issued by J&K Health Minister among other BJP Ministers.