AIIMS Bhubaneswar (All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar) is one among the six AIIMS at Patna, Bhopal, Jaipur, Rishikesh, Raipur which was established under the scheme of PMSSY ( Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana).
AIIMS Bhubaneswar was declared as an autonomous college and institute of national importance through AIIMS ordinance passed on 2012.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar was previously named as Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
About PMSSY scheme:
The main objective of this scheme is to provide affordable medical facilities in different parts of India and to provide standard medical education especially in the under-served states of the country.
For this, the initial step taken by PMSSY was to set up six AIIMS institution in Patna, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh, Bhopal and Jaipur in a line to provide best and affordable health care facilities in all over the country.
The estimated cost to build each AIIMS institution was around Rs.840 Crores. The above cities were chosen to set up AIIMS institutions on the basis of socio-economic factors such as literacy rate, infant mortality rate, human development index, prevalence of communicable diseases and population rate below poverty line.
Based on this scheme, each institution will have 960 bedded hospitals and every medical college will have an intake of 100 candidates for the UG courses every year.
This scheme was approved in March 2006.
Infrastructure of AIIMS Bhubaneswar:
AIIMS Bhubaneswar is located at the centre of the city Bhubaneswar, Odisha in India. The infrastructure of AIIMS Bhubaneswar is divided into three sections such as Hospital, Medical college and Students housing.
Prepaid cards in AIIMS Bhubaneswar Hospitals:
This is a unique facility which has been introduced in AIIMS Bhubaneswar. This facility of pre paid cards will make easy to clear bills of the hospitals by just swiping the smart cash card instead of standing in the queue for a longer period.
This facility is highly helpful for the indoor patients who need to visit the hospital frequently. Such people can buy this smart cash card with certain amount to swipe it whenever they visit the hospital. Every bill such as hospital registration, medical implants, diagnosis, bed charges can be swiped using this smart cash card.
This card is free of cost and you can top up whenever necessary. Also, patients can submit the card at the time of discharge and get the balance amount.
This smart idea is appreciated by many since it overcomes many hassles such as standing in queue, pick pocketing and unnecessary time delays.
Facilities in AIIMS Bhubaneswar:
It has various unique facilities such as
- Body donation:
Body donation is a service of donating the body after death for the medical research and education purposes. This is highly useful for the medical students to understand the complete human body and its organs clearly.
This is the process of preserving the dead bodies with the necessary chemicals to forestall decomposition. The main reason behind this preservation is to educate students about the human body and also used for other research purposes.
- Cold storage facilities:
This is a facility to refrigerate any donated organs before they are transferred to the recipients.
- Organ donation
As the name suggests, organ donation means donating any human organs and preserving them in a systemized manner.
- Many super specialty centres have been opened in AIIMS Bhubaneswar such as Cancer Super specialty centre, Cardiology and cardiac surgery, Mental health and Neuroscience centre, Nephrology centre, etc.,
- Several new departments such as Occupational and Environmental Health, Geriatric Medicine have also been opened shortly.
- High tech Library is soon to be launched within the campus to help the students to refer to any kinds of medical books related to their subjects. Also, they have access to all the national and international journals related to the medical science subjects.
- Separate hostels facilities are provided for both girls and boys. Also, the management has planned to provide excellent meal facilities that are nutritious and at affordable cost.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar has all these above facilities within its campus.
Objectives of AIIMS Bhubaneswar:
- To provide standard medical education in all medical institutions and to bring a strong teaching pattern for the proper understanding of the subjects.
- To provide all educational facilities at a single place and to bring world standard teaching in all the branches of the Medical science.
Higher education through AIIMS Bhubaneswar:
Now, students from AIIMS Bhubaneswar are offered golden opportunity for continuing their higher education in any of the premier institutes of America. For this, AIIMS Bhubaneswar has tied up alliance with the Educational commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Philadelphia to ease the process of higher education in foreign countries.
Every third year MBBS student of AIIMS Bhubaneswar can enroll his/her name in this EDFMG scheme which will allow him to pursue higher education in any of the premier institutes of America. Also, it will greatly help the students to get job opportunities in America.
Courses offered in AIIMS Bhubaneswar:
Two main courses which are offered in AIIMS Bhubaneswar are MBBS and B.Sc (Nursing).
MBBS is a full time course with a duration of 5 ½ years whereas B.Sc (Hons) is a full time course with a duration of 4 years.
First batch of MBBS was started in the year 2012 with 50 students. Later, this strength was increased to 100 students.
Thus, in every year counselling session, AIIMS Bhubaneswar announces 100 intakes for UG courses.
Satellite campus in AIIMS Bhubaneswar:
Satellite campus is soon to be launched in Balasore with an area of 25 acres land which is adjacent to the national highways road.
The estimated cost for setting up this centre costs around Rs.300 Crores.
This centre will add importance to the AIIMS Bhubaneswar and will soon make it better than AIIMS New Delhi.
This centre has also planned to launch health awareness programs to prevent non-communicable diseases such as Cancer, Heart diseases, mental problems, diabetes and High blood pressure. The main aim of this program is to reduce the infant and maternal mortality rates.
Thus, AIIMS Bhubaneswar is striving hard to become the best institution of the nation better than AIIMS New Delhi. It has derived many smart ways and plans to execute the dream. Let us hope for its success soon!!
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