AIIMS set for major revamp

Bhopal: As part of the expansion plan, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal, will get four deputy medical superintendents soon. This announcement was made after the third AIIMS institute body (IB) meet on Thursday.

“The institute body has approved a number of measures that will expedite recruitment of clinical and non-clinical staff,” said AIIMS Bhopal director Dr Sarman Singh. A seal of approval from the institute body for recruitment and other administrative matters is expected to improve patient services too. The institute body members also inspected the hospital during their visit.

The AIIMS institute body is empowered to approve recruitments, besides reviewing the functioning of the hospital and medical college. AIIMS Bhopal institute body meeting was held after a gap of over a year. It was the first IB meeting for nominated members — Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha and Lok Sabha MPs Uday Pratap Singh and Ramakant Bhargava.

With approval of the selection committee, the long-awaited appointment and interview process are expected to take off in the near future. Over the past two years, recruitment at AIIMS Bhopal have been held up by litigations.

As of now, AIIMS has clinical departments like medicine, surgery and paediatric surgery, gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, ENT, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine and dermatology, while it provides diagnostic support like anaesthesiology, radio diagnosis, pathology, laboratory medicine and clinical biochemistry.

The premier institute has a total 250 beds, while the trauma and emergency department has 50 beds. The neuro trauma ventilatory unit has 10 beds, while adult intensive care unit (ICU) and intensive coronary care unit (ICCU) have 50 beds. The neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) has 20 beds, while the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) has 10 beds. The neurology/neuro-surgery intensive care and high dependency care unit has 100 beds.

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