Thanking Mr Modi for the initiative in a letter to him on June 18, she said her government had already identified land in five districts with "excellent" connectivity and sufficient water and electricity facilities.
Jayalalithaa said she was very keen that an institution of the stature of AIIMS be established in Tamil Nadu as it would augment the facilities for providing quality medical education to benefit the poor and middle classes.
"Tamil Nadu has a proud record of speedy implementation of such projects and hence I request you to kindly ensure that it is included in the list of states in which an AIIMS would be set up during the current financial year itself," she said.
"Sufficient water and electricity are also available at all the five places, which also have excellent rail and air connectivity," she said, adding that she had directed the state officials to provide all the details required by the Centre.
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