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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah recently wrote to Mansukh Mandaviya – Minister of Health and Family Welfare, to establish a unit of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital chain in Raichur. In his appeal, he claims that establishing the AIIMS Raichur will do justice to the Kalyana Karnataka region, which is lagging in socio-economic indicators.
The CM wanted it to be established as a part of the “Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)” initiative by the central government, whose main aim is to bring world-class health care to the people of Tier 2 cities through world-class hospitals.
AIIMS in brief
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi was established in 1956, to provide excellent health care in India. From its inception, AIIMS has played a pivotal role in shaping the medical landscape of the country.
AIIMS was established to address the need for a top-tier medical research and treatment institution in India. With financial assistance from New Zealand, Australia, the UK, the USA, Sweden, and the USSR under the Colombo Plan, the institute quickly ascended to prominence.
AIIMS doesn’t just offer treatments; it provides comprehensive patient care. This means that when a patient approaches AIIMS, they are guaranteed not only world-class medical treatment but also access to counseling, rehabilitation, and follow-up services.
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Teaching and Research:
Besides healthcare, AIIMS is an educational behemoth. It has been nurturing and producing some of India’s best doctors, medical researchers, and scientists. The teaching methodology adopted by AIIMS bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and its practical application. Furthermore, its research projects often pave the way for breakthroughs in various medical fields.
AIIMS is home to state-of-the-art facilities, both for treatment and research. The hospital houses specialized departments for various ailments, ranging from neurology and cardiology to nephrology and gastroenterology. Additionally, its labs are equipped with the latest technology, making it a hub for advanced medical research in India.
Affordability and Accessibility:
AIIMS’ commitment is to provide top-tier medical services at affordable rates. It ensures that quality healthcare is not just the privilege of the affluent but is accessible to all sections of society. This commitment is evident in its subsidized rates for treatments and surgeries.
Over the decades, AIIMS has not only gained national but also international acclaim. Many of its faculty members and alumni are recognized globally for their contributions to the medical field. It’s not uncommon to find AIIMS’ name associated with groundbreaking research papers and international medical conferences.
If AIIMS is established in Raichur, it will go a long way in giving world-class medical treatment facilities to the people of the Kalyana Karnataka region. Now they go all the way to Bengaluru or some other distant places for treatment, thus incurring a lot of expense, and that can be saved. The CM’s efforts to bring AIIMS to Raichur should be applauded.
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