Hyderabad: An additional 49 acres will be acquired at Bibinagar on the city outskirts to upgrade Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (Nims) into the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
The state government claims that all formalities have been completed.
To set up the AIIMS unit, the government needs to have a total of 200 acres. As much as 166 acres have been acquired by government at NIMS Bibinagar.
An out-patient department is operational but doctors have to go there every morning and it closes by afternoon. There are no residential quarters and emergency cases cannot be taken up.
The state government has to hand over the land so that the process of setting up the AIIMS can start.
A senior health department official explained, “A private agency has been appointed to give details regarding the requirements for setting up AIIMS.”
The Union health ministry has told state government that the title of the land must be clear and that it would require 200 acres for setting up the AIIMS unit.
A senior official said that acquiring land requires providing compensation under the Land Acquisition Act.
“The land documents have to be clear and there must not be any dispute in the title. The procedures have been cleared but the settlement will be done once the new government is in place,” the official said.
The hospital requires dedicated power supply and water pipeline of higher capacity for Centre to set up the hospital.