TN AIIMS gets off ground four years after PM Modi laid stone

Based on the prequalification round, firms will be selected for taking part in the final tender.
Ramanathapuram Government Medical College, from where the Madurai AIIMS will function temporarily | Express
Ramanathapuram Government Medical College, from where the Madurai AIIMS will function temporarily | Express

MADURAI:  Four years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai, the union government on Thursday invited prequalification applications for the construction of buildings and site development of the facility. As per the notification, the project would be executed in two phases and completed in 33 months. 

Based on the prequalification round, firms will be selected for taking part in the final tender. The main tender may be finalised by December 2023 and construction work is expected to start in January 2024. To clear the doubts about the project for firms desirous of participating in the prequalification evaluation, a meeting will be held on the Government TB Hospital Campus, Thoppur, Madurai, on September 4 around 11 am.

It will be conducted through video-conference and applicants are advised to send a request through email at least two days before the scheduled date to take part in the meeting. Application for prequalification must be submitted by September 18 noon. 

Applicants must submit their company-related documents, including GST registration details and GST clearance certificate. For foreign companies, bank account statements of their country of residence, copy of trade licence for non-residents, residential address of country of origin, and a local contact number must be submitted.

As per the plan, AIIMS Madurai will be constructed on 222.47 acres near Thoppur. The 870-bed facility will have an outpatient department, a clinical ward, an infectious disease block, an Ayush block with 30 beds, teaching blocks for students, hostels for students and nurses, and a 750-seat auditorium. The estimated project cost is Rs 1,977 crore. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will bear 82% of the cost (Rs 1,621 crore), and the union government will bear the rest. 

Announcement for AIIMS made in 2015

The first announcement to set up AIIMS in TN was made in 2015 and the foundation stone was laid by PM Narendra Modi in 2019. The loan agreement for the project was signed between the union government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency in 2021.

A list of documents that need to be submitted along with the prequalification application can be downloaded from the following websites: www.dgmarket.com, http://www.pmssy-mohfw.nic.in, and https://jipmer.edu.in/aiims-madurai.

JICA to fund 80% of cost of Rs 1,977 crore

To be built on 222.47 acres, AIIMS Madurai will have 870 beds, an OP unit, a clinical ward, an infectious disease block, an Ayush block with 30 beds &   teaching blocks for students

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