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AIIMS To Start Inpatient Dept By July

Nagpur: After shifting from its temporary campus on Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH) premises to a swanky permanent campus in Mihan in July last year, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Nagpur is now all set to become fully functional with day care facility, inpatient department (IPD) and super speciality services.
The IPD services will be launched by July this year, said Maj Gen (Dr) Vibha Dutta, director and CEO of Nagpur AIIMS. Super speciality services will start in the next one-and-a-half year.

Dr Dutta was speaking to TOI after Arun Singhal, special secretary of ministry of health and family welfare, visited AIIMS on Monday and conducted the governing body meeting (GBM).

“Special secretary received a positive feedback from patients and their relatives on the health care services provided. He inspected the newly-constructed minor OTs, wards, and visited clinical departments in the OPD complex. He praised AIIMS, Nagpur, for establishing the entire set-up within a year,” said Dr Dutta.

“He also appreciated progress of AIIMS since its inception and assured that governing body will facilitate and ensure that AIIMS achieves excellent results,” she said.

Currently, AIIMS, Nagpur, has 149 students from two initial batches. The outpatient department (OPD) is functional and patient footfall is also increasing.

Singhal also visited the lecture halls, library and the pre-clinical laboratories of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. He interacted with students and appreciated the faculty for their innovative teaching-learning methods. Other facilities such as student hostels, dining area and guesthouse were also appreciated.

He also reviewed various construction sites on the campus. Along with the in-charge and staff of the hospital construction agency, he took stock of the ongoing projects and issued directives to expedite the work.

Second foundation day of AIIMS on Feb 2

AIIMS, Nagpur, will celebrate its second foundation day on February 2 at its Mihan campus from 9.30am. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will be chief guest. Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, AIIMS president professor PK Dave, secretary of ministry of health and family welfare (Govt of India) Preeti Sudan, secretary of medical education and drugs (Govt of Maharashtra) Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, will address faculty, staff and students. A souvenir will be released and annual prize distribution function will be held. A presentation ‘Milestones achieved’ based on AIIMS, Nagpur’s progress will be shown.-Times Of India