Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has welcomed the decision of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to set up various AIIMS-like institutes under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.
In a letter to Mr Vardhan, the chief minister said "our government is eager to have such an institution in Guwahati and would extend all possible support and cooperation towards this end," a CMO statement said.
Mr Gogoi informed Mr Vardhan about the state government's move to identify some suitable plots of land measuring around 200 acres. "The details of locations will be communicated to you very shortly," he said.
The chief minister also assured the Union Minister that the government would provide land free of cost and other required infrastructure like roads, water supply and electricity connections, the statement said.