The five departments to start these PG courses include dermatology, ophthalmology, medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR), and paediatrics.
BHUBANESWAR: Five departments of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar will start post graduation (PG) courses by January 2019. The announcement was made by Gitanjali Batmanabane, Director of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar while attending the sixth foundation ceremony of the institute last week. The process to start these courses has already been initiated.
The five departments to start these PG courses include dermatology, ophthalmology, medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR), and paediatrics. These departments are to combined have more than 10 seats. A department can have at least two seats, said AIIMS official sources.
The institute with 39 departments has already started PG courses in 18 departments. These courses that started two years ago will see its first batch of PG students pass out from the institute next year.
Ms. Batmanabane said the institute had applied for approval to start four more courses that included Nephrology Endocrinology, Medical Oncology, and Surgical Gastroenterology at the institute. PG courses would be started after getting approval from the governing body of the AIIMS, she added.
Official sources said the institute would also initiate super speciality courses in the departments of Neurology, Gastroenterology, Haematology Cardiology, and Burns and Plastic surgery. Students could join these courses on finishing their PG courses.
The Nephrology department to provide would be opened in the institute to provide critical care to patients with kidney related problems within a month, she informed.182 faculty members work in various departments of the institute. The MSc Nursing course is already on the floor. The PET CT Scan, high-end testing machines will also be installed in the near future, said the director.
The process of recruiting 800 nursing officers for the hospital is also underway. Technician recruitment for the laboratory, operation theatre, radiography was also underway with some having joined already. These recruitments will help commission 200 beds with 10 modular operation theatres in the hospital, official sources told the TOI.
Rs 26 crore have been provided by NALCO to build a 563-bed shelter home or ‘Dharmashala’ for patients and their attendants to take rest here during the treatment period informed Pradip Kumar Ray, Deputy Director, Administration, AIIMS Bhubaneswar, “Construction of the Dharmashala has also started in the campus,” he added.