Some information on AIIMS Bhubaneswar

[**UPDATE: Official AIIMS Bhubaneswar web page is now at http://aiimsbhubaneswar.org/ and a new one will come up at http://aiimsbhubaneswar.edu.in. **]

We have collected some information on AIIMS Bhubaneswar below. Hope it is useful to the 2012-13 batch of selected students and faculty. Latest information is at this facebook album.

Prof. A.K. Mahapatra (Currently Professor & Head of the Dept. Of Neurosurgery at the
Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS, NEW DELHI-11029) has been selected as the founding director of AIIMS Bhubaneswar. He is waiting for his release from AIIMS New Delhi to formally take on his new position. His contact details are mentioned in his CV.

[Update on 16th August 2012: From today’s news it seems Prof. Mahapatra has formally taken charge of the Director’s position and has taken some immediate actions.]

Earlier news on AIIMS Bhubaneswar are categorized here or here. A few years back we compiled some information on Odisha and Bhubaneswar which may come in handy.

If anyone has any related questions please put a comment and we will try to answer. But first, please explore the above mentioned links. One may also explore the links in the right hand side of this page and the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/odishagrowth.

7 comments July 31st, 2012

AIIMS Bhubaneswar director selected and faculty hired; classes to start in September 2012: Union health minister Mr. Azad

Following is from a report in Business Standard.

Despite the slow pace of construction work, the first academic session of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar is all set to begin from September this year while its hospital would be ready next year, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said today.

… The Director for the upcoming prestigious institute has already been selected and selection of faculties had also been completed, he said.

"Now all work and preparations (are) for starting the classes this year and the hospital by 2013 with full pace. People are working day and night to complete the work as per our plan," Azad said.

1 comment May 6th, 2012

The phase by phase development of the six AIIMS like institutes

The following is from the web pages of AIIMS like institute Bhopal. The other institutes are expected to have the same plan.

Departments in Medical College

Phase I-1st May 2012

Department Name Clinical Service Component
  • Anatomy
  • Embalmming, Cyto genetics, DNA finger printing, Osteology , Ultrasound
  • Physiology
  • Pulmonary Function Test, Cardiac Function, Cardiac Cycle, Blood Volume, Yoga Plethysmography
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Community and Family Medicine
  • Family Planning and Triage clinics, Rural/Urban Community Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Monitoring, Pharmaco-epidemiology
  • Pathology
  • Cyto and Histopathology, Clinical Autopsy
  • Microbiology
  • Bacteriology and Virology, Fungal Cultures
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Clinical and hospital generated medico-legal postmortems
  • Laboratory Medicine & Biotechnology
  • High end Genomics, Proteiomics, Metabonomics, Immunology
  • Biostatistics, Clinical Epidemiology , Clinical Research Secretariat
  • Departments in Hospital

    S.No Department Name Beds
    Phase II – 1st May 2013
    1 Medicine 60
    2 Surgery 60
    3 Obstetrics & Gynaecology 60
    4 Pediatrics 60
    5 Psychiatry 30
    6 Ophthalmology 30
    7 Orthopedics 30
    8 ENT 30
    9 Dermatology 10
    10 Anesthesiology Day Care
    11 Radiology Day Care
    12 Radiotherapy 10
    13 Dentistry Day Care
    14 Transfusion Medicine & Blood Bank Day Care
    15 Trauma Center 50
    16 Emergency Department 50
    17 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 30
    18 Ayush 30
    19 Nursing
    20 Hospital Administration
    21 Dietetics
    Phase III – 1st May 2014 Super Specialty
    22 Cardiology 30
    23 Neurology 30
    24 Nephrology 30
    25 Rheumatology 30
    26 Pulmonary Medicine 30
    27 Medical Gastroentrology 30
    28 Medical & Haemato Oncology 30
    29 Nuclear Medicine Day Care
    30 Surgical Oncology 30
    31 GI Surgery 30
    32 Urology 30
    33 Neurosurgery 30
    34 Pediatric Surgery 30
    35 Plastic Surgery & Burns 30
      Total 930
    Phase IV – 1st May 2014
    36 Renal Transplantation
    37 Liver Transplantation
    38 Bone Marrow Transplantation
    39 Stem Cell Facility
    40 Clinical Immunology
    41 Clinical Genetics
    42 Clinical Endocrinology
    43 Geriatrics, Hospice, Long Term Acute Care, Geriatric Mental Health, Palliative Care and Bereavement Services

    Add comment May 4th, 2012

    Recruitment of faculty and administrators of the new AIIMS like institutes is in full swing; The ones at Bhopal and Patna have their websites up and running.

    Earlier in http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/7218 we wrote about the advertisement on admission to the new AIIMS like institutes in Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur, and Rishikesh. The ad mentions that  the first batch of class in these institutes is tentatively supposed to start in Fall 2012. For the classes to start in Fall 2012 faculty and administrators need to be hired. There is indication that such hiring is in full swing. Following are some of those indicators.

    1. The page http://mohfw.nic.in/index1.php?lang=1&level=0&linkid=37&lid=46 has links to several of the hirings that are going on.(Deadline for many of them is past.)
    2. The faculty job ad and links to the application form and FAQ is at http://aiimspatna.nic.in/. Note that faculty job ad lists 91 positions for each of the six AIIMS like institutions.
    3. The initial deadline for the faculty job application is past. This economic times article mentions that 40 faculty have been hired for the AIIMS like institution in Bhopal. It is expected that similar number of faculty may have been hired for the other AIIMS like institutions.
    4. AIIMS Bhopal and AIIMS Patna have their websites up and running. As of now, the AIIMS Patna website has very little information; but the AIIMS Bhopal website has a lot of information. Note that of the initial six directors that were selected only the ones for Bhopal and Patna accepted the job. (The other four did not and those positions had to be readvertised. Hopefully the directors of the other 4 institutions will be appointed soon.) Hence, they both have web pages.

    47 comments May 4th, 2012

    Finally the CM asks for upgrading the 3 state medical colleges to AIIMS level under PMSSY; He should ask the Agriculture ministry for a Central Agricultural University

    Following is an excerpt from  a report in Orissadiary.

    Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik today met the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad in New Delhi. Chief Minister informed the  Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare that the proposal to raise the number of seats for admission to MBBS Course from 150 to 250, would necessitate significant increase in the infrastructure of the Medical Colleges in the State.

    He requested that the three Medical Colleges of the State may be approved for upgradation to AIIMS like Institutions under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) along with sanction of Rs.432 crore for the purpose. He added that the State has identified an alternative site for establishment of a Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences at Bhubaneswar for which Government of India may sanction the funds forming part of Central Share component.  

    … Chief Minister urged upon the Union Minister to appreciate the just needs of the State for augmenting medical infrastructure and creating new specialized medical institutions. He requested the Union Minister to establish a National Cancer Institute at Bhubaneswar and a Regional Geriatric Centre at SCB Medical College, Cuttack. He further informed that State has already identified 20 acres of land for setting up of the Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy. Accordingly, Government of India may sanction the required funds to enable early establishment of the Institute along with 100 bedded Hospital, at the earliest.

    … The Union Minister assured the Chief Minister that the issues raised by him will receive priority attention of the Ministry. He agreed to provide necessary funds for upgrading the infrastructure of the three Medical Colleges in the State.

    … Union Minister promised to take urgent steps for establishing the Regional Institute of Para Medical Sciences at Bhubaneswar.

    He assured that the Central Share for the Odisha State Treatment Fund shall be released very shortly and that additional funds will be provided for strengthening the Regional Cancer Centre at Cuttack. Further, the request of Odisha for a stand-alone Cancer Institute will be considered as and when adequate funds are available for the purpose in the Central Budget.
    Union Minister agreed to establish a Regional Geriatric Centre at SCB Medical College, Cuttack and requested that Government of Odisha may handover the identified 20 acres of land for setting up of Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy.

    We have been writing the CMO and others about approaching the Health ministry regarding the upgradation of the state medical colleges. See:

    It took a long time, but its good that he finally did it.

    I hope he also pursues a Central Agricultural University in Odisha. More on this in a separate post.

    1 comment March 7th, 2012

    Update on the proposed Nursing Schools

    Following is from a report in Pioneer.

    The State Government in the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday asked the district authorities of Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Sundargarh and Dhenkanal to start preliminary work for construction of four General Nursing and Midwifery Training Schools in those districts at a cost of Rs 10 crore each.

    Out of the required Rs 40 crore, the Central Government has agreed to release 85 per cent and the State would have to bear 15 per cent. …

    Besides, the Government has also directed the departmental authorities in Nabarangpur, Boudh and Subarnpur to accelerate the process of completing the GNM Training School and two ANM Training Schools under construction in the districts, respectively. The Centre has released Rs 4.75 crore out of a total of Rs 17 crore. The State Government has also released Rs 1 crore while another Rs 3. 33 crore has been laid out in the current year towards the State’s share.

    Add comment March 4th, 2012

    Tentative admission to the first batch of AIIMS like institutes (including one in Bhubaneswar) advertised with disclaimers

    The ad is at http://www.aiimsexams.org/pdf/ADMISSION-NOTICE-MBBS-2012.pdf. The prospectus is at http://www.aiimsexams.org/pdf/MBBS_Prospectus_2012.pdf.  Following is the admission notice.

    Following are excerpts from the prospectus.

    Other AIIMS like Institutes Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

    6 New All India Institutes of Medical Sciences are being established similar to AIIMS, New Delhi. Government of India has decided that the Academic Session in six New AIIMS at Bhopal, Patna, Jodhpur, Rishikesh, Raipur and Bhubaneswar starts in August 2012. The proposal is for an intake of 50 students for each of the institutions. The Ministry after deliberation took the view that for the first academic session (2012-2013), selection for admission should be done through the same entrance examination through which candidates are selected for AIIMS New Delhi. The counselling and admission in Six New AIIMS will be done by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. Any dispute in regard to counseling and admission to six new AIIMS will be dealt with by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi.

    1:0 NUMBER OF SEATS & RESERVATION

    AIIMS NEW DELHI

    A. Each year 77 (seventy seven) seats are available for admission to the graduate medical course, leading to the award of the degree of M.B.B.S. by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences,Delhi. Out of these, 11 (eleven) seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes, 5 (five) seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes, 19 (nineteen) seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes and 5 (five) seats are reserved for the Foreign Nationals nominated by the Government of India and 37 (thirty seven) seats for General Category. For Indian Nationals, 3% reservation for orthopaedic physically handicapped shall be provided on horizontal basis, in the seats available. If requisite number of suitable candidates are not available to fill the seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes, the same are filled out of the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes and vice versa. In case suitable candidates are not available from the above two reserved categories, Orthopaedically handicapped and OBCs, the vacant seats will be filled by the candidates from the general category.

    SIX AIIMS LIKE INSTITUTIONS

    B. From August 2012, Six New AIIMS like Institutions (viz: Bhopal, Patna, Jodhpur, Rishikesh, Raipur and Bhubaneswar) will start with an intake of 50 students each. The reservation policy followed will be 7.5% ST, 15% SC and 27% OBC. For Indian Nationals, 3% reservation for Orthopaedic physically handicapped shall be provided on horizontal basis, in the seats available.

    … The candidate is required to go through the prospectus carefully and acquaint himself/herself with all requirements with regard to filling in of the online application form. Candidates are advised to give order of preference for the Six New AIIMS, apart from AIIMS New Delhi in the Application Form.

    … For enquiries relating to Counseling and Admission to Six new AIIMS,please contact from 1st July, 2012 onwards:

    PMSSY Section, Room No.22 ‘A’ Wing, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan , Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi-110 011 Tel Fax: No- 011-2306187, Website: www.mohfw.nic.in & Email : admissionpmssy@gmail.com

    Add comment March 3rd, 2012

    Sanjay Memorial Trust plans a medical college in the Berhampur area

    This trust already has several educational institutions in the Berhampur area; the main one being the SMIT Degree Engineering College. Following is an article from Dharitri about their intention to start a medical college.

    3 comments February 27th, 2012

    ESIC to establish two ESI medical colleges in Odisha? One in Bhubaneswar and another in Rourkela.

    Following is from Samaja:

    Following is from Sambada:

    Following is from Dharitri:

    1 comment February 25th, 2012

    Construction of AIIMS-like institute in Bhubaneswar is 65% complete; first batch with 50 students to start in August this year; Center coming up with a scheme to fund 100-150 crores per college for upgradation of the three state medical colleges

    Following is an excerpt from a report in Business Standard.

    The fist academic session of the city centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) medical college is set to begin from August this year. The 500-bed multi-speciality hospital is expected to start functioning from December 2012.

    “The session for the first batch of students for AIIMS medical college will begin from August 2012 with an intake of 50 seats. We expect the hospital to be operational from December this year. Work on the AIIMS campus is 65 per cent complete,” said P K Pradhan, Union health secretary. On the state government’s demand for funds for seat hike in three government run medical colleges, Pradhan said, “The Chief Secretary has said that the state government intends to raise intake of each of three medical colleges from 150 to 250. This requires an investment of Rs 100-150 crore per college for infrastructure upgrade. We are coming up with a scheme wherein we can provide funds to the state government for upgradation of infrastructure at medical colleges.”

    Various Odia papers report that as of today 65% of the Hospital building construction and 70% of the college building construction are completed.

    8 comments January 31st, 2012

    First batch students of AIIMS-like Institutes in Bhubaneswar and Raipur will spend their first year in another location

    Following is an excerpt from a report in Daily Pioneer.

    Initially proposed to be completed by December 2011 with 100 UG seats each, medical colleges are now expected to complete by March 2012. “For this academic session, test will be conducted for 50 MBBS seats. A lot of nitty-gritty is left before the colleges which can take up the target capacity of 100 seats,” a senior health official said.

    However, in what could cause trouble to the students, those getting admission in AIIMS at Bhubaneswar and Raipur will be asked to head to the other four medical colleges for their study this academic session while Directors of Patna and Bhopal have been given additional charge of AIIMS in Rishikesh and Jodhpur respectively, informed the official.

    Add comment January 8th, 2012

    ESIC Medical College and Hospital (Bhubaneswar) design from Mukesh and Associates

    The following pictures are from http://mukeshassociates.com/bhubaneswar-hospital.html.

    Front View

    Close up of the main building 

    A ward with nurse station

    Administration Block

    View from portico

    Add comment January 5th, 2012

    Four more new AIIMS-like institutes and 30 more upgrades proposed as part of the 12th plan; this will take the total number of AIIMS-like institutes to 12 and the total number of upgrades to 56

    Following is from a report in Times of India.

    The report of the steering committee on health for the 12th five year plan (incorporating reports of all working groups and deliberations in Committee meetings) has suggested opening of four new prototypes of premiere All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS) in addition to the eight already approved.

    … Union health ministry is in the process of constructing six AIIMS-like institutes in Patna, Raipur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur and Rishikesh at a cost of Rs 847 crore each, up from Rs 332 crore that was originally estimated. There are expected to be ready by July, 2012.

    The Planning Commission has given approval to two more AIIMS-like institutes in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. …

    With 26 medical institutions have been approved for upgrade, the panel has said an additional 30 medical colleges established at least 20 years ago be identified for support through Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna.

    “Other medical colleges, in private or voluntary sector may also be considered for upgrade and strengthening for starting new postgraduate disciplines and increasing post-graduate seats,” the report says.

    In Odisha, as per the timeline, SCB medical college in Cuttack was established in 1944, VSS in Burla was established in 1959 and MKCG in Berhampur was established in 1962. All three of them satisfy the above mentioned criteria of being established 20 years ago. Considering that none of the 26 approved upgrades are from Odisha, and 4 states currently are approved for both new AIIMS-like institutes as well as upgrades (WB,Bihar, MP, UP) the Odisha government should push for all three of its existing government medical colleges to be upgraded during the 12th plan.

    1 comment December 31st, 2011

    Easier norms may lead to more medical colleges in Odisha

    Following are excerpts from a report in Times of India.

    Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to prepare a series of medical reforms within a month. One of the crucial reforms is regarding land required to start medical colleges.

    Now, the ministry allows a medical college to start on a 10-acre plot in nine cities – Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kanpur and Pune. It is planning to expand this list and include state capitals of Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, which are not only facing acute shortage of human resources, but also have poor health indicators.

    The ministry will allow these states to have split campuses – hospital and medical college within 10km of each other. This facility is available only in north-eastern and hill states, which require 20 acres of plot to start a medical college.

    … The high-power expert group (HLEG) of the Planning Commission working on universal health coverage has proposed a phased addition of 187 colleges. The HLEG said by 2015 under phase A, 59 new medical colleges will admit students in the 15 states of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP and West Bengal.

    By 2017, 13 of these states will have an additional 70 medical colleges, and by 2022, 58 additional colleges will be built in two additional phases (2017-20 and 2020-22). By 2022, India will have one medical college per 25 lakhs in all states except Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

    "The implementation of HLEG’s recommendations will enable the additional availability of 1.2 lakh doctors by 2017 and another 1.9 lakh doctors between 2017 and 2022. With this rate of growth, it is expected that the HLEG target of one doctor per 1,000 will be achieved by 2028," the report said.

     

    These easing of norms would indeed help. In particular, the plan to expand Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar to a medical college is stuck because of the land requirements. With the ease of the norms many large hospitals, which already have or are close to having the required number of beds, can have an associated medical college.

    The ease of the norms should be such that many district hospitals can also have medical colleges. That will spread the medical colleges to other districts.

    2 comments December 24th, 2011

    Work in progress for SCB to have 250 MBBS seats from 2012-13

    Add comment December 13th, 2011

    Despite hurdles SAIL Bokaro continues its efforts to establish a medical college; SAIL Rourkela ignores CM’s request for setting up a medical college in Rourkela

    Following is an excerpt from a report in Times of India.

    Bokaro Steel Ltd (BSL) has expedited the process of turning the 910-bed Bokaro General Hospital (BGH) into a state-of-the-art medical college.

    Without setting a fixed deadline as of now, BSL a unit of SAIL wants to set up the college on public-private-partnership (PPP) basis. The state government is also providing its best possible support to BSL in setting up the college.

    According to a senior BSL official, the company has initiated the process to enter into collaboration with private medical colleges for setting up the college. Talks between BSL management and premier medical colleges like Manipal Medical College, Karnataka, D Y Patil, Mumbai, Bhartiya Vidyapeeth, Pune, and Sri Ram Chandra Medical College, Chennai, are now in its final stages. A deal will soon be finalized with any one of the institutions, said the official.

    The medical college for doctoral aspirants from the state is a dream project of BSL managing director S S Mohanty. However, BSL had earlier also initiated the process of setting up the medical college under the banner of Bokaro Ispat Education Trust but it was turned down for not fulfilling certain criteria as required by Medical Council of India.

    However, BSL management has again formed a committee, which is working on preparing terms and conditions of the MoU that is to be signed with the institution. The committee members have already negotiated verbally with several medical institutions in this regard. The committee has received letters of interest from Manipal and D Y Patil Medical colleges while others have sent their assurance verbally.

    Under the joint venture, the official said, BSL will provide its infrastructure (hospital) and other arrangements for bedside teaching facility to the institution, which will come up with its own building for classrooms, manpower and other essential facilities. BSL will provide the land on 99-year lease to the institution.

    BGH has a huge potential to be developed as a medical college in this region. Around 11 lakh patients have undergone treatment in BGH in the last financial year alone.

    Contrast this with SAIL Rourkela and Odisha. In http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/4625 we reported that the Odisha government was pushing for a medical college at SAIL Rourkela. But so far nothing has come out of it. See also the news item at http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110108/jsp/orissa/story_13406872.jsp.

    Considering that IGH already is a 685 bed hospital it can easily accommodate a medical college. SAIL Rourkela and IGH need to learn from the efforts at SAIL Bokaro and pursue establishing a medical college.

    Add comment November 21st, 2011

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