Announce locating of AIIMS in Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday urged the central government to announce the location of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state soon.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, text of which was released to the media, Jayalalithaa said: “I request you to expedite the announcement of location of the AIIMS in Tamil Nadu and to ensure that the construction and establishment of AIIMS is initiated without any further delay.”

She said the state government has already identified the required extent of land at Sengipatti in Thanjavur district, Chengalpattu in Kancheepuram district, Pudukottai town in Pudukottai district, Perundurai in Erode district and Thoppur in Madurai district.

The central government had announced setting up of AIIMS in Tamil Nadu in the union budget for 2015-16.

“A central team visited Tamil Nadu from April 22nd to 25th, 2015 and inspected all the five identified locations. However, so far the final decision of where the AIIMS in Tamil Nadu would be set up is yet to be communicated,” Jayalalithaa said.

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