Amaravati American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS), an ambitious hospital coming up with an investment of INR 600 crore broke ground today in the outskirts of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
AP Chief Minister Narra Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone of AAIMS which is hoped to offer world-class health services to the people in the south Indian state.
Narra Chandrababu Naidu said that he wants patients from the US to come to AAIMS in the new state capital Amaravati for treatment.
The new Amaravati hospital is being constructed on a 20-acre land. Twenty Telugu NRIs are the investors of the AAIMS hospital near Vijayawada.
According to an ANI report, the AAIMS hospital will be constructed in three phases. The opening phase will see a facility with 300 beds built by the first quarter of 2019.
During the second phase, an additional facility having 400 beds will be built for the AAIMS hospital in Amaravati, a couple of years after the completion of the first phase.
In the third and final phase, a multi-specialty hospital is being planned to be built for AAIMS that will feature 500 beds. Also a medical school will be established inside the AAIMS premises.
Chief Minister Narra Chandrababu Naidu talking on the AAIMS foundation ceremony has been quoted by ANI to have said: “Once I was questioned that all the skillful people are leaving for America to work or pursue further education. If this is the case, don’t you think it’s a loss to the state?
“I answered back to them by saying that all those people who have left for America, would return to India one day with their knowledge, skills, experience and earnings and invest here to create the best medical infrastructure in the state.”