AIIMS colonies to get a makeover
Doctors living in the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) now have a reason to smile. The 50-year-old residential colonies are all set for a makeover with the existing low rise houses to be converted to high rise buildings. A meeting for the same will be held on May 15.
According to officials, the number of doctors and paramedical staff is expected to double in the next seven to 10 years. The hospital has at present has around 10,000 staff—4,500 doctors, 5,500 nurses and technicians.
“Soon, it will be difficult to accommodate the staff in the existing residential houses. Therefore, we have planned to modernise the entire complex. Also, the condition of the existing houses have become dilapidated and it is difficult for the staff to live there,” a senior official from AIIMS said.
The Union cabinet in October last year had approved redevelopment of residential colonies at West Ansari Nagar and Ayur Vigyan Nagar campuses of the medical institute. According to sources, the satisfaction level of the residential capacity in the campus is just 17 per cent.
“In pursuance of the aim to prepare for the futuristic needs and to improve the present day qualitative issues of house, it is perceived to …read more