SHIMLA, Jan. 22 -- Union health minister JP Nadda and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday performed the ground breaking ceremony to mark the construction of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Kothipura in Bilaspurt district.

Speaking on the occasion, the union health minister said the institute would provide super-specialty services, besides creating a pool of doctors and other specialists to strengthen the overall healthcare in Himachal.

"The institute will also have affordable medicine and reliable implants for treatment (AMRIT) outlets and jan aushadhi kendra where medicine would be provided a subsidised rate to poor and needy," the union minister said.

He informed that the institute wills 15 operation theaters, 20 ...