AIIMS, New Delhi
Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) is a public Medical college located in Patna, Bihar, India. "Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences" offers 5 years MBBS course approved by MCI, UGC. Affiliated by AIIMS, New Delhi, recognized by UGC, Govt. Of India.
"It is worthwhile to mention that even on a coursory perusal of statistics of the treatments provided in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Post-Graduate Institute of Chandigarh, it appears that a large number of patients from Bihar are admitted into the A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi and P.G.I., Chandigarh and Vellore for the treatment of heart diseases, neurosurgery, Cancer therapy, renal dialysis, renal transplantation surgery, portal hypertension, obstructive jaundice and other serious diseases imposing an unbearable financial burden on the patients and their relations”.
In this background, the State Government after consultation with the leading specialists of the country took the decision to set up an Institute at par with the level and standards of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. It was contemplated that the Institute will serve not only the residents of Bihar State, but the large stretches of the northeast region comprising Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan etc. in the matter of preventive and curative treatment on most modern line with economic cost. The Institute has been named after the late Prime Minister Srimati Indira Gandhi with a view to translate those aims into reality.