New Delhi: Punjab would soon have its own All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to give a boost to healthcare in the state, an official release said.

In a meeting of Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal it is decided to set up an AIIMS in Punjab. Badal said the hospital would provide an easy access to patients from across the state to avail quality treatment at the shortest possible time.

He said that the state government would provide 200 acres of land free of cost to the centre for the project in Doaba region.