TNI Bureau: The much awaited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhubaneswar is expected to be functional very soon as the admission process has begun with a few students.
The Union Health Ministry has asked 50 students, who were selected for admission on the basis of the entrance on June 1, to submit their documents and the admission fee of Rs 20,000 at the institute by August 10.
Around 5 selected students have produced their verified documents for admission at the institute so far.
Dr Ashok Kumar Mohapatra, who will join as the director of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, said that the admission process would be completed by August 30 and classes will start early in September.
He said that some paper works are still pending for his deputation to Bhubaneswar AIIMS. He will be the head of the institute for 3 years.
He said that 27 students of general category, 13 OBC, 7 SC and 3 ST students were selected for admission to the institute just like five other AIIMS in Bhopal, Jodhpur, Raipur, Patna and Rishikesh. Only eight students from Odisha have been selected for the admission.
The students would be temporarily accommodated in private apartments located near the institute at Sijua as the staff quarters and students’ hostels are not ready yet.
The hospital is expected to be functional by March 2013. The institute has proposed for a 960-bed hospital in its campus including 500 beds for the medical college and hospital, 300 beds for specialty/ super specialty, 100 beds for intensive care and trauma, 30 beds for physical medicine and rehabilitation and 30 beds for another medical purpose.
While Rs 264 crore will be invested for the hospital, about Rs 100 crore have been spent on medical college and Rs 50 crore on housing.