Bhopal: The 6 new AIIMS will soon be taken over by TOP specialists from AIIMS, New Delhi to provide medical care and guidance to their research wings. This is being done to give that extra impetus to hospitals and research in six new medical institutes, quite similar to that at AIIMS, New Delhi.
A headstart in this direction will be made by Professor Dr Balram Airan, Head of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) Centre of AIIMS, New Delhi, who will begin mentoring cardiology units of the 6 new AIIMS, established in Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur, and Rishikesh.
“We are in the process of identifying more specialists from AIIMS, New Delhi, and PGIs who would assist in six new AIIMS as mentors. There would be sharing of best practices, knowledge and develop a vibrant interlink,” Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) joint secretary, Sunil Sharma told TOI. He will be followed by Neurology, oncology, trauma and emergency care specialists who will take on leadership roles in their respective specialties.
“Doctors from the new institutes will also benefit from visiting faculty of AIIMS, New Delhi. Some of the doctors have been associated with specialists from AIIMS, New Delhi in the past,” said AIIMS, Raipur, Director, Dr Nitin Nagarkar.
Dr Nagarkar also holds the dual charge of AIIMS, Bhopal, where the cardiology unit is headed by Assistant Professor, Dr Gaurav Khandelwal, and Cardiothoracic surgery is headed by Assistant Professor, Dr Yogesh Kumar Niwariya.
“It would not be restricted to clinical specialists,” he further added to the TOI.
After 2012, many specialists have left AIIMS, Bhopal, for want of infrastructure and delay in matters of importance.
Currently, each of the six new AIIMS has an estimated 400 plus hospital bed strength and post-graduate courses offered in various departments.