AIIMS Centres, Including Bhubaneswar, To Get Specific Names

New Delhi: Every All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) centre across the country will soon get a specific name.

So long, AIIMS centres have been known based on their locations.

According to a senior Union Health ministry official, the institutes will be named after freedom fighters, regional heroes, historical events, notable monuments of the area, or their distinct geographical identity.

“The majority of 23 AIIMS have submitted a list of names after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare sought suggestions on this matter,’’ the official said.

Most of these health institutes are learnt to have suggested three to four names, along with an explanatory note for the names suggested.

AIIMS New Delhi was the first to be established, in 1956. Thereafter, 24 more institutes have been announced of which 19 are currently operating and five others expected to become operational by 2025.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar was established in 2012.

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