Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 15:
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Odisha’s capital city celebrated its second Foundation Day at its new premises today.
Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, chief secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra praised the efforts of the doctors and functionaries at the AIIMS to raise the quality of healthcare in the state.
In his address, the Director AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Dr Ashok Mohapatra said AIIMS has already operationalized the outdoor treatment, indoor treatment, CT scan, operation theatres, MRI facilities, and 16 bedded private ward with high quality services for the patients.
While Hospital Information System (HIS) has started functioning from June, around 1500 patients are being provided clinical services daily in the outdoor and causality wings, he said.
The second batch of MBBS and first batch of Nursing students are now getting ready to appear at professional examinations scheduled in July, Dr Mohapatra said, adding that a good number of junior resident doctors have joined the institute to support hospital services and departmental activities.
The institution has initiated steps to increase the number of senior resident doctors as well, he pointed out.
He hoped that the number of beds will be increased to 300 from present level of 150 by September this year.
Among others, Prof Dr MC Mishra, Director AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr Bikash Bhatia, Dean and Dr Dilip Parida, chairman, Foundation Celebration Committee also spoke on the occasion.
The chief secretary JK Mohapatra conferred the awards for being the best students on Sunita Panigrahi and Ayushi Jena in MBBS and Nursing respectively for the session 2013-14.
He also inaugurated the quarterly newsletter of AIIMS on this occasion.