AIIMS Bhubaneswar Celebrates 11th Annual Day; To Start 3 New Departments

Bhubaneswar: AIIMS Bhubaneswar celebrated its 11th annual day with enthusiasm and a series of important announcements. The past year has been marked by significant achievements and contributions to healthcare and research.

Speaking on the occasion, AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr Ashutosh Biswas announced the establishment of three new departments dedicated to enhancing patient welfare. These include the departments of Infectious Diseases, Bioinformatics, and Biostatistics.

The Standing Academic Committee has given its approval for these crucial additions, which are expected to play pivotal roles in patient care and various other services, said Dr Biswas.

On the expansion of Academic Programmes, he informed about the ongoing commitment for advancing medical education, AIIMS Bhubaneswar has commenced several new academic programmes. These include a six-year M.Ch Paediatric Surgery course, a DM course in Paediatric Pulmonology and Intensive Care, and specialized programs in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and DM Nephrology.

Dr Biswas, emphasised the significance of these developments in healthcare and research. He expressed his optimism that these new departments and academic programs will contribute significantly to the betterment of patient care and the advancement of medical knowledge.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar extended appreciation to all individuals involved in the compassionate and efficient management of the Bahanaga train tragedy.

As the Chief Guest of the event, Director of IIT Bhubaneswar Prof Shreepad Karmalkar congratulated AIIMS Bhubaneswar for its outstanding healthcare services and applauded the institution’s dedication to research and patient care.

The event witnessed a series of engaging programs. Successful participants in various events were recognised and awarded during the ceremony. Furthermore, the day marked the inauguration of the annual souvenir “The Insight” and a book titled “Clinical Features of Melioidosis,” authored by esteemed faculty members from various departments. This book, based on the management of Melioidosis patients at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, is expected to be a valuable resource for handling Melioidosis cases in the Indian context.

Among others DEAN(Academics) Dr. P R Mohapatra, DEAN (Research) Dr. Satyajit Mishra, DEAN (Exam) Dr. Soubhagya Kumar Jena, Medical Superintendent Dr. Dillip Kumar Parida, Registrar(I/c) Dr. Dr Debapriya Bandyopadhyay, DDA(I/c) Rasmi Ranjan Sethy were also present on the dais.

The event was impeccably coordinated by Organising Committee Convener Dr Sweta Singh and Co-Convener Dr Somanath Padhi.

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