CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa shot off yet another letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this time urging him to expedite setting up the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Tamil Nadu.
The announcement on setting up AIIMS in various parts of the country was first made in the 2014-15 Union Budget. Jaya had then written to Modi in July 2014, stating that Tamil Nadu Government had already identified the land at Sengipatti, Thanjavur district; Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram district; Pudukottai town, Pudukottai district; Perundurai, Erode district and Thoppur, Madurai district.
The budget for 2015-16 announced setting up the institute in Tamil Nadu, and a central team inspected all the five locations during April 22-25. However, there has been no word since on where in Tamil Nadu the AIIMS would be set up, Jaya said in the letter on Wednesday.
"This prestigious project will provide state-of-the-art medical facilities and services to the people of Tamil Nadu. I request you to expedite the announcement of location of the AIIMS in Tamil Nadu and to ensure that the construction and establishment is initiated without any further delay," she added in the letter