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AIIMS Jammu to encompass 50 deptts equipped with advanced amenities

According to Director AIIMS Jammu, the institute will also provide specialised services to personnel of security forces including army and a dedicated helipad will help in timely arrival of injured personnel in the institute.
12:14 AM Feb 22, 2024 IST | Sumit Bhargav
aiims jammu to encompass 50 deptts equipped with advanced amenities
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Jammu, Feb 21: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jammu, inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Jammu visit on February 20, will encompass approximately 50 departments, ensuring both general and specialized care with advanced facilities like Nuclear Medicine, 20 Modular Operation Theatres (OTs), MRI, and CT Scan, operating round the clock.

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Fifty departments will include twenty super-specialties. Additionally, its dedicated two-storey “Ayush Block” with 30 beds alongside other facilities and partnerships, merging traditional and modern medicine, will enhance regional health outcomes.

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Introducing a ground-breaking initiative, it is establishing a 'Patient Centric Hospital' featuring innovative amenities such as Patient Assistant Services; Indoor Navigation System; Patient Care Managers and coordinators, and Smart Payment Cards. The introduction of the Patient Navigation System promises to enhance accessibility for all patients, particularly benefiting

The hospital is set to offer comprehensive medical services, with an expected daily footfall of 2000-3000 patients in the Out Patient Department (OPD).

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“Phase-1 will see the establishment of 750 beds, including 193 ICU beds catering to trauma care, general care, and super-specialties. The bed capacity will rise to 1500 in the next phase and the number of ICU dedicated beds as well as OTs will also rise,” stated Director AIIMS Jammu Dr Shakti Gupta.

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“With establishment of AIIMS Jammu, not only the people will get state of art, modernised health services but burden on other tertiary care hospitals like GMC Jammu will ease and doctors in those hospitals will be able to give quality time to patients,” he said, adding that AIIMS Jammu would be the main referral hospital of the region.

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According to Director AIIMS Jammu, the institute will also provide specialised services to personnel of security forces including army and a dedicated helipad will help in timely arrival of injured personnel in the institute.

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“Spread over 227 acres of land, AIIMS Jammu has a dedicated and personal helipad which is meant for shifting of critical patients. Many security personnel suffer injuries in incidents like explosions, mine blasts etc. So far, these personnel are shifted to major hospitals like AIIMS Delhi for specialised treatment which shall now be provided in AIIMS Jammu and the dedicated helipad will prove highly beneficial in this,” Dr Gupta said.

He also said that AIIMS Jammu would not only provide medical services to the patients of Jammu and Kashmir but also to the people of Ladakh, HP and Punjab.

“Both emergency and trauma services in the institute are well developed and advanced with a forty bed ward fully dedicated to deal with emergency and trauma patients,” he informed, adding that the institute would be fully functional in the next six months.

“AIIMS Jammu will have an annual intake of 100 students for its MBBS programme and 60 students for Nursing. It will also introduce Post-Graduate programmes in Medical, Dental (MD/MS/MDS), Nursing, Super Specialization programs (DM/MCh), Doctorate (PhD) degrees, and more in the future,” he said.

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