The postgraduate (PG) courses at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal which were planned to start in March this year have been delayed by six months. The courses have been delayed due to delay in construction work of the hospital and supply of equipment required to start the hospital.
Director, AIIMS, Bhopal Dr Sandeep Kumar said if the basic construction work of the hospital would be completed till December then they would plan to start PG courses from January, 2014.
He further said the equipment ordered for the hospital have not arrived yet due to which the hospital has not been established.
He said the hospital building may complete by August, 2013, if the construction company handovers the building on time and executive and financial bodies give approvals to start PG courses then it would be started by early 2014.
He further said the construction work of AIIMS, Bhopal was taking place properly but he would like it to be faster so that the building can be completed timely. Due to some obstacles like incorrect report of soil testing the construction work of the building got delayed, he added.
Dr Kumar said AIIMS, Bhopal has been delayed for two years as compared to its realistic plan.
“We have sufficient staff and teachers to start postgraduate courses and run hospital. We are waiting for completion of hospital building as it would be tough to teach PG students without the hospital”, Dr Kumar said.