The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has received approval from the Indian Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda for the expansion of its trauma centre in New Delhi, India.
The project, valued at INR27bn ($394.2m), will involve the construction of a centre for digestive diseases, a centre for endocrinology, a centre for ENT, a spine centre, a bone marrow transplant centre and a kidney transplant centre.
The expanded AIIMS Trauma Centre will include a total of 1,841 beds, which will be divided among different units.
The building will incorporate various sustainable features to allow efficient management of energy and water resources, and will also be material efficient.
The green features will include use of low discharge fixtures, rain water harvesting, dual flushing cistern, curing compound and drip irrigation, native species of shrubs and tree having low water demand in landscaping, waste water treatment and reuse of treated water for irrigation and cooling towers.
Nadda said: “Through this concept we will be able to lower energy and water consumption thus contributing towards our environment also. This will in turn help us in significantly improving the quality of health care facilities at these institutions.”
The Delhi Development Authority has allotted 15 acres of land to AIIMS to carry out the expansion work.