Sharīramādyam khalu dharmasādhanam
Motto in English
|"The body is indeed the primary instrument of dharma."|
|Type||Public medical school|
|Dean||Vinay Kumar Bahl|
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS, New Delhi) is a public hospital and medical research university based in New Delhi, India. The institute is governed by the AIIMS Act, 1956 and operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The idea of AIIMS arose in 1946, after a recommendation by the Health Survey of the Government of India. From then to the establishment and development of AIIMS (New Delhi) over the ensuing years, several illustrious individuals played their part in bringing the idea to fruition. Originally proposed by the then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru for establishment in Calcutta, it was established in New Delhi following the refusal of Chief Minister of West Bengal Bidhan Chandra Roy. The foundation stone of AIIMS Delhi was laid in 1952. On February 18, 1956, the then Minister of Health, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, introduced a new bill in the Lok Sabha, that would eventually become the AIIMS Act. “It has been one of my cherished dreams that for post graduate study and for the maintenance of high standards of medical education in our country, we should have an institute of this nature which would enable our young men and women to have their post graduate education in their own country,” she said. The old and new main OPD blocks at AIIMS, New Delhi are named after her. When the bill was adopted in May 1956, it became the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Act, 1956. She also gave her land about 100 acres for construction.
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AIIMS New Delhi's main campus is located in Ansari Nagar in Delhi. It is adjacent to the South Extension-II market and lies on both sides of the Sir Aurobindo Marg, southwards to the AIIMS Roundabout flyover crossing.
AIIMS Main campus is spread mainly into 5 locations:
Across AIIMS is Safdarjung Hospital and associated Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University). Also, adjacently lies the headquarters of Indian Council of Medical Research, the body that coordinates and funds medical research in India. In vicinity, also lies National Medical Library, run by the Directorate-General of Health Services of the Government of India. It has a vast collection of scientific and medical journals that can be accessed by researchers.
The second campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-II), spread over 330 acres (1.335 square kilometres) of land was visualized during the period of Prof. Tirath Das Dogra as Director AIIMS Delhi and Anbumani Ramadoss (President, AIIMS), Minister of Health and Family welfare union of India in 2009 at Bhadsha village [also spelled Badsa] in Haryana's Jhajjar district. AIIMS-II was thought to be developed as the largest medical Education centre for super-specialities in the world to meet the enormous need of super-specialists in various field in India. The 330 acres of land was donated by the then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, of Haryana to Anbumani Ramadoss, in presence of Director AIIMS Tirath Das Dogra, in a big public function on 28 February 2009 at the proposed site. The National Cancer Institute is first to come up, next is the National Cardiovascular centre as a joint venture between Govt of Haryana and Union health ministry in a series of future developments as envisaged. The next under the plan is a unique collaborative centre between IITD-Jhajjar campus located adjacent to the AIIMS (New Delhi)'s Jhajjar Extension. They jointly are to set up a "biomedical research park", running joint PhD/research programmes managed through the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT).
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|Opened||18 December 2019|
The 710 bedded National Cancer Institute of India and Infectious and Community Diseases Centre at AIIMS (New Delhi)'s Jhajjar Extension Campus is constructed at a cost of ₹2,034 crores on 32 acres along the lines of National Cancer Institute of the USA and it is focused on treatment and research on the India-specific cancer.
It became operational on 18 December 2018 including OPD, lab and 250-bed hospital which will be expanded to 710 beds by December 2019. It is headed by Dr. G.K. Rath former Head of Department of Oncology at AIIMS (New Delhi). National Heart Institute (India) is also being established here. A heliport is being developed here in January 2019 for the Air Ambulance to serve emergency patients from remote areas.
Ballabhgarh, established in 1965, is an extension campus of AIIMS in Ballabhgarh city of Faridabad district in Haryana. This rural field practice OPD[clarification needed] campus was set up in collaboration with Government of Haryana as "Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project" – "Ballabgarh Health and Demographic Surveillance System". In 1961 Rural Field Practice was established at AIIMS (New Delhi) with the help of Rockefeller Foundation. In 1965, the Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project was set up at Ballabgarh with a 50-bed hospital, 24 hr emergency and obstetric facilities, outpatient services in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, gynaecology and obstetrics, eye, otorhinolaryngology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric surgery, dental care, homeopathy, NCD[clarification needed] clinic, ANC[clarification needed] clinic, immunization clinic, laboratory, radiological and ultra-sonography services.
The Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS was established in the year 1988 and was functional in New Delhi. In 2003 it was upgraded as a National Centre (National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre) and is fully operational from its new premises in Ghaziabad, Delhi-NCR since April 2003.
NDDTC has been established as the apex centre for treatment of drugs and substance abuse disorders in the country. It provides a state of art model for de‐addiction treatments. This centre has full range of specialists and facilities. The NDDTC is situated on 10 acre beautiful campus. It is presently having 50 bedded treatment facilities
PhD Programme in the area of Addiction Psychiatry and DM (Addiction Psychiatry) Programme started since year 2012 and 2015 respectively.
The Ex-Chief of the Centre was a member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), a monitoring body under the United Nations.
NDDTC has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Substance Abuse (2012-2020)
In February 2019 The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister of India has given 'in principle' approval to the Implementation of Master Plan to convert All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi into a world class Medical University.
The visualization at the time of institute's construction (in 1950s) was for a limited number of patients. The medical institute was established as a tertiary-care centre, but now it has turned into a primary care centre. Over time, the requirement has increased manifold. The upcoming master plan will now have a vision for the next decade.
The project would provide highly specialized state-of-the-art healthcare to the patients and an integrated 'One Campus' answer to all the investigative, physiotherapeutic, operative, rehabilitative and vocational needs of the patients. It would ensure smart mobility and accessibility for the patients and become an apex tertiary care centre for advancement of research, clinical applications and management of patients.
By 2024, AIIMS (New Delhi) will add around 3,000 more beds to its existing strength of 2,478 beds. So there will be a facility of approximately 5,500 beds in service by then.
A move that will come as a relief for thousands of patients who visit the hospital every day as presently the hospital sees a daily footfall of almost 15,000 patients and their attendants. It also aims to strengthen patient-care services and residential facilities for faculty members and staff.
Officials said the estimated cost of executing the master plan is around ₹10,345 crore, including ₹1,000 crore for hiring manpower. The project will be completed in two phases; while Phase 1 will be completed in 46 months, the second phase will be finalized in 70 months. As per the plan, a convention centre, a guesthouse with 40 rooms, a hostel with more than 4,500 rooms and 500 residential units with allied car parking will be set up.
As There is no scope of further expansion with the limited availability of land, residential facilities stretching from Trauma Centre campus, West Campus (Ansari Nagar) to East Campus (Ansari Nagar) and Ayurvigyan Nagar Campus will be relocated. This will free up space in the main campus and allow to expand vertically.
With senior faculty members raising issues of shortage of labs and operation theaters in the institute, the administration hopes the upcoming project will look into that concern. This new plan will also create scope for research projects, which have been pending due to space constraints.
|8.||Breast and Endocrine Surgery|
|14.||Cardio-surgical Intensive Care|
|15.||Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Surgery|
|16.||Cardio-vascular Radiology & Endovascular Interventions|
|17.||Community Medicine and Family Medicine|
|18.||Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics|
|19.||Dermatology and Venereology|
|21.||Drug Dependence and Addiction Psychiatry|
|23.||Endocrinology and Metabolism|
|24.||Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|
|25.||Forensic pathology and Molecular Laboratory|
|26.||Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition|
|27.||Gastrointestinal Surgery and Liver Transplantation|
|28.||General Surgery and Minimal Access Surgery|
|31.||Head and Neck Surgical Oncology|
|35.||Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology|
|36.||Integrative Medicine and Research|
|46.||Neuro-anaesthesiology and Critical Care|
|51.||Neuro-imaging & Interventional Neuroradiology|
|53.||Nuclear Magnetic Resonance|
|55.||Nursing and Midwifery|
|56.||Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|58.||Onco-anesthesiology & Palliative Medicine|
|59.||Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery|
|60.||Organ Retrieval & Stem Cell Sciences|
|61.||Organ Transplant and General Surgery|
|73.||Pediatric Pulmonology & Intensive Care|
|75.||Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry|
|77.||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|79.||Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery|
|82.||Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorder|
|83.||Radio-diagnosis and Interventional Radiology|
|88.||Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank|
|89.||Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics|
|90||Trauma Surgery and Critical Care|
|Dr. RP Centre (Ophthalmic Centre)||5,75,174||43,684||45,411||288||22||310|
|JPNA Trauma Centre||1,23,845||6,910||8,142||232||11||243|
|Dr. BRA-IRCH (Cancer Centre)||1,71,778||42,687||10,329||167||15||182|
|CCM (Centre for Community Medicine)||5,48,236||12,685||2,340||50||- - - -||50|
|NDDTC (National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre)||1,64,642||1,201||- - - -||50||- - - -||50|
|CDER (Dental Centre)||2,09,045||1,377||22,918||17||- - - -||17|
|Outreach patients (Badsha, Jhajjar, Haryana)||1,33,171||- - - -||- - - -||- - - -||- - - -||- - - -|
AIIMS (New Delhi) was originally established as a super-specialty tertiary care centre with primary emphasis on research and specialized training facilities. MBBS is the basic medical course at bachelor's degree level. This is followed by master's degree level specialisation in general surgery, general internal medicine, pediatrics and other fields. Superspecialties are those healthcare fields whose practitioners need specialised certification after completing their postgraduation, examples being cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, rheumatology, neurology, and pediatric neurology. There are at least 45 superspecialties at AIIMS (New Delhi) at higher master's degree level. AIIMS also offers MSc and PhD level research courses.
There are about forty-two specialty post-graduate courses conducted at AIIMS (New Delhi). The entry is through a nationwide competitive examination, AIIMS PG, held every six months. Each year nearly 50 thousand medical graduates and 25 thousand dental graduates across the country compete for the limited number of positions, approximately <1% of the candidates are admitted through the process.
As per the latest official notification released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, AIIMS, JIPMER -Puducherry, PGI -Chandigarh & all INIs (Institutes of National Importance) were directed to not to conduct any Undergraduate entrance exams from 2020 onwards.
Government has said that from 2020 session onwards, all such undergraduate admissions would be taken up only through a single national level examination NEET-UG conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency).
Many field experts however criticized this exam unification, specifically with respect to AIIMS (New Delhi), citing the reason that the level of questions in AIIMS-UG entrance exams (for both MBBS & BSc Nursing courses separately) used to be of such a higher & deep logical-conceptual thinking capabilities, that they eventually served a greater advantage for selecting the most desirable students for such scientific courses. And that was something really crucial for the main objectives for which AIIMS (New Delhi) was established, which are cutting edge research, medical innovations and to demonstrate high standards of medical education to all medical colleges and allied institutions in India.
Subsequently, on many investigations done by Chaturvedi, CBI registered cases and recommended action against Vineet Chawdhry. As per India Today investigative report of June 2017, J P Nadda, Union Health Minister was found to have hushed up investigation into what the report termed as 7000 crore scam, detailing CBI report and scathing reports of Parliamentary Committee. Opposition parties on basis of this investigative report and documents mentioned in the report, accused Nadda of links with senior IAS officer Vineet Chawdhry who had earlier worked with Nadda in Himachal Pradesh
The following individuals who have trained or worked at AIIMS, New Delhi, have won the CSIR's Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for research:
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