CHENNAI: The much-awaited AIIMS, Madurai is targeted to be ready in October, 2026, the union ministry for health and family welfare told the Parliament on Friday.
Union minister for health and family welfare Mansukh Mandaviya was responding to a starred question, raised by DMK’s Lok Sabha MP from Central Chennai Dayanidhi Maran on the status of AIIMS projects under implementation, including Madurai.
In the absence of own campus of AIIMS Madurai at present, this ministry is in discussion with Tamil Nadu government to identify a temporary campus with adequate facilities for teaching and learning including laboratory facilities and hostel accommodation for students for starting MBBS classes, the minister said in his response.
“AIIMS Madurai is a prestigious project for Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has laid the foundation stone for the project two years ago,” Maran told the Lok Sabha on Friday, based on a written reply from the Union ministry for health and family.