February 6, 2024
Santanu Sen’s supplementary question during Question Hour on the development of infrastructure at AIIMS hospitals across the country
Thank you, respected Chair. Sir, it is really very good to learn, especially for publicity purposes. I am coming to the question, Sir. It is really very good to learn, especially for publicity purposes prior to the General Elections that many AIIMS are coming up, like the mushrooming of medical colleges. Through you, Sir, my supplementary question to the learned Minister is this. As a medical professional and as a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, I am coming to the question, Sir. While on a visit to several AIIMS in different parts of the country, we found that the infrastructure in those AIIMS is far behind what it is supposed to be. There is an acute shortage of medical faculty, clinical and non-clinical staff. If you come to our State of West Bengal, there is an AIIMS which is suffering from acute crisis and shortage of staff. My question to the hon. Minister is this. Like the way Madam Mamata Banerjee, in our State of West Bengal, has, on the one hand, developed medical colleges, and is also coming up with several medical colleges and developing infrastructure.