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New Delhi : Newly appointed Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jammu, Dr Shakti Gupta, on February 26, 2021,  called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, and discussed the roadmap for AIIMS Jammu, which is going to start its first academic session of MBBS this year with 50 students.

Dr Shakti Gupta expressed his profound gratitude to the government for entrusting him with the prestigious assignment and assured that he will try his best to live up to the expectations. Dr Singh expressed the hope that Dr Gupta will succeed in delivering as desired.

Dr Singh also suggested to Dr Gupta that AIIMS Jammu is going to offer salary patterns on the same lines as those of AIIMS, New Delhi, and therefore we should try to attract the best of the merit from across the country for faculty as well as paramedical staff, particularly the nursing staff. Dr Singh recalled that AIIMS Jammu was sanctioned with the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all of us owed it to the PM to create in Jammu a state-of-the-art healthcare cum medical education infrastructure, according to a PIB release.