The Centre has finally given Karnataka the green signal to set up an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in the state.
Story so far: The state had already turned in a request to set up an AIIMS in Karnataka to help improve public healthcare and the medical education infrastructure. Last year, the state even reached out to the Union Finance Minister’s office for help with the same.
- Other proposals: State Health Minister K Sudhakar also said that a detailed project report for a new National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) polytrauma centre and PG institute has been sent to the state for financing. If it is approved, it will be built in Kyalasanahalli, near Hennur Main Road.
Great timing: This came around when the state released its draft youth policy based on a report that said that the pandemic has effectively messed with the kids’ heads. And Bengaluru just so happens to have 21.73% of the state’s youths – the highest share in the state.