Establishment of a Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Medical Sciences (CAPFIMS)

The Union Cabinet has given nod to the proposal to establish a Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Medical Sciences (CAPFIMS), along with a 500-bed General Hospital, a 300-bed Super Specialty Hospital, a Nursing College and a School of Paramedics. The Institute shall be registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and shall have a Governing Body and a Governing Council, under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Why Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Medical Sciences (CAPFIMS) is being set up?

The CAPFIMS is dedicated to fulfil the basic medical needs of CAPF personnel and their families keeping in view the nature of their service in which they have to stay away from their families for most of the duration of their service.
The creation of the Institute will attract talented professionals in the CAPF and their retention, besides providing in-house training/ specialization/Post Graduate /Super Specialty Post Graduate courses to in-service health care professionals. This will not only boost the morale of the force personnel, but also provide required trained technical hands in the medical set up.
The cost of CAPFIMS is Rs. 1366.53 crore and is expected to be completed over a period of 5 to 6 years. It will be established on a 48.80 acres land at Maiden Garhi, New Delhi.

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