AIIMS Jammu: on the path for Global healthcare


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is a name synonymous with excellence and quality in healthcare delivery. It has become a global brand and leveraging on the existing AIIMS. Government has stepped ahead to shape up a group of premier public health medical institutions in India which will be forerunner in the field of quality medical education training and providing robust patient care to millions of people.

Our Vision is to establish a center of excellence in medical education, training, health care and research imbued with scientific culture, compassion for the sick and commitment to serve the under served.

In a series of establishing ‘AIIMS-like’ organizations all over the country, the legacy has now reached at the doorsteps of people in Jammu & Kashmir with establishment of this prestigious institute in Vijaypur town of Samba district- a first of its kind and the first of two proposed for erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir including Ladakh region. A big moment of glee was felt around AIIMS, Jammu when first batch of 50 MBBS students were enrolled for session 2020-21who are undergoing teaching at AIIMS Rishikesh the erstwhile mentor institute. The next batch of 125 MBBS students are expected join in the month of October, 2021.

Opening-up of this AIIMS indeed does reflect commitment of the Government to mobilize national resources to augment the existing medical facilities and bridge gaps in the field of healthcare delivery. A long standing demand of people for treatment of serious ailments now seems fulfilled; the locals will no longer need to travel to far flung cities of Chandigarh, Amritsar or New Delhi. The new AIIMS, Jammu will not only establish itself as a centre of higher learning and healthcare services for thousands of native populace, but shall also open up immense academic and occupational opportunities. Prestige of AIIMS-like institutions is derived from their ‘Trinity of Mission’ – Training, Patient Care & Research. Autonomy of planning curriculum, selecting best of the students from entire country and impeccable research infrastructure have earned a reputable pedestal for these institutions at international level. This region is now going to be immensely benefitted from quality patient care as a reward of this repute that the institution carries.

For a long time, Cancer patients or any other serious cardiac or neurologic patients were forced to venture in places like Chandigarh and New Delhi for specialized medical and surgical treatment; many did succumb to diseases for want of affordable treatment. The new 750 bedded AIIMS institution in Jammu excluding dedicated Daycare beds for Chemotherapy , Hematology AND Rheumatology has turned out to be a blessing for such patients as it has dedicated Cancer care units of 16 beds each in departments of Surgical and Medical Oncology. Besides that, it will provide multispecialty care including 106 ICU beds of various specialties, 48 beds each of basic care like General Medicine, Orthopedics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, superspecialty care of Cardiology, CTVS, Neurology and Neurosurgery with 16 beds each, a Nephrology and Urology unit with 08 bedded dialysis unit , a 12 bedded Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit and dedicated AYUSH block to name a few.