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AIIMS Bhubaneswar celebrates 2nd foundation day

Qualitative health care boosts investment in the State: Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar celebrated its 2nd Foundation Day on Tuesday in its premises at Sizua with Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra inaugurating the function as the Chief Guest amidst the students, faculty members and staff.

Mohapatra applauded the efforts of the doctors and functionaries in AIIMS to benchmark the quality of health care in the State, adding that because of the dynamic and bold leadership during the formative periods of the Institute that AIIMS could be opened for public service even when some of its wings are at different stages of completion.

The Chief Secretary further added that in recent days of competitive business environment, availability of quality health care service has become a requirement for attracting investment to the State. 

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Director Dr Ashok Mohapatra speaking on the occasion said that AIIMS has already operationalized the outdoor treatment, indoor treatment, CT scan, operation thereafter, MRI facilities, and 16 bedded Private Ward with high quality services for the patients.

“The Hospital Information System (HIS) has started functioning from June, 2014. Around 1500 patients are being provided clinical services daily in the outdoor and causality wings. The 2nd batch of MBBS and 1st batch of Nursing students are now getting ready to appear at their professional examinations scheduled in July, 2014. A good number of Junior Residents have joined the institute to support hospital services and departmental activities. The institution has initiated steps for increasing the number of Senior Residents as well,” said Mohapatra, hoping that the number of beds will be increased to 300 from present level of 150 by September.

The Chief Secretary also felicitated Sunita Panigrahi and Ayushi Jena were awarded as best students in MBBS and Nursing respectively for the session 2013-14, besides releasing quarterly News Letter of the institute.

Among others, Prof M.C. Mishra Director AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr Bikash Bhatia, Dean, Dr Dillip Parida Chairman, Foundation Committee Celebration also attended the ceremony. 

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