J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and President, AIIMS, chaired the 149th meeting of the reconstituted Institute Body (IB) of AIIMS, New Delhi. The Health Minister welcomed the members of the newly constituted IB and said that their rich experience will make a valuable contribution in further development of AIIMS, New Delhi which is a premier specialist Institute in tertiary healthcare in the country. He complemented AIIMS on its continuous development.
Addressing the new members of AIIMS Institute Body, Nadda further said that the Institute is in a sustained phase of expansion and all efforts should be made to ensure the pre-eminent status of the Institute as the Apex Medical Sciences University of India.
J P Nadda also directed Director AIIMS to examine ways to fast-track admission of those patients requiring emergency treatment/interventions.
Prof M C Misra Director AIIMS introduced the Institute Body members and presented a brief outline of the AIIMS. A presentation was also made on the AIIMS OPD Transformation project, the Status of the National Cancer Institute at Jhajjar, Haryana, the Redevelopment of the Western Campus and Expansion of Trauma Centre.
The AIIMS OPD Transformation project has benefitted over 20 lakh patients till date and has cut down waiting time significantly. The National Cancer Institute represents India’s largest public health project and would be completed by March 2017, Director AIIMS stated in his presentation. The Redevelopment of AIIMS Western Campus would lead to construction of 3900 quarters for AIIMS faculty and staff. The expansion of Trauma Centre would add 2000 beds to the Institute’s existing strength and house the new centers for Digestive Diseases, ENT and Diabetology in addition to Spine Center and a new Trauma Center.