The central government has given permission to set up an AIIMS hospital at Thoppur near Madurai at a cost of Rs 1264 crore. Work on the perimeter wall of the hospital has been underway since May.
V.M Katoch has been appointed as the Chairman of the AIIMS Hospital in Madurai. V.M Katoch is currently the President of Puducherry Jimper Hospital. M.G.R. Medical University Vice-Chancellor Sudha Seshayan has been appointed as a member.