September 26, 2020

Full-fledged AIIMS ‘within four months’

Patna: Here is a glimmer of hope for the people of the state who are forced to go to bigger cities outside Bihar to avail specialised treatments. The entire All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Patna project would be complete within the next four months, the hospital will add 400 beds in less than a month and the much-awaited trauma and emergency wing would be started next month.

That is what AIIMS-Patna director Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh. K. Rajaraman, joint secretary of the department of expenditure (under the Union finance ministry), on Friday.

Rajaraman visited the hospital for a day on what Singh called a “routine visit”.

Singh said the hospital has got the licence to start a blood bank.

“Besides, we have got doctors recruited in the various super-speciality departments, including neurosurgery, who have to play a major role in the trauma and emergency wing,” he added. “The only work left in starting the service (the wing) is the construction of eight operation theatres which is supposed to be completed by this month-end. Right now, we have five functional major and minor OTs. Much has been talked delay in the pace of construction work of the hospital project. We are happy that finally we are going to achieve success.”

The high court had started monitoring the AIIMS project after a PIL in 2005 seeking early completion of the project. The hospital was to be made operational in 2006.

Classes for first batch of the MBBS course began at AIIMS on Sept 25, 2012, with 50 students.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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