Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written a letter to Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, asking him to speed up the pace of restructuring of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
He has been given a month’s time to submit a detailed report on AIIMS revamp to the PM.
“The time has come for us to think about a radical reform of the institution so that it becomes not just a model for the establishment of other similar institutions in the country but also achieves levels of excellence on par with the best medical institutions in the world,” Singh wrote.
He also asked Azad to examine the recommendations of the Prof MS Valiathan Committee, set up in 2004 and which has suggested infrastructural improvements and other developments in AIIMS.
“I would request you to expeditiously examine all the recommendations and finalise, after due consultation, the legislative, the administrative and other decisions that are required to be taken...”