Bhubaneswar, July 5: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) at Olatpur in Cuttack district for academic, research and comprehensive rehabilitation care.
The MoU was signed by AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas and SVNIRTAR Director Dr P P Mohanty at the AIIMS here to jointly work on several aspects for holistic rehabilitation care.
Speaking on the MoU, AIIMS ED Dr. Biswas said that two prominent national institutes will work on referral of patients (like Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Burn and Plastic Surgery, Pediatrics, Medicine) and departments of SVNIRTAR like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics etc) to improve health care and research in specialised areas.
The MoU also aimed to design various short-term academic programmes in the form of fellowship, collaborative research, conduct symposia, colloquium, workshops, seminars and conferences on chosen topics and areas to train students in both the institutions.
The collaboration aims for human resource development in the area of rehabilitation, tertiary prevention, biomedical engineering and technology. Also, to develop academic credit sharing mechanisms under various programmes as per the provision under NEP 2020.
Being India’s largest locomotor rehabilitation care, SVNIRTAR has been providing a wide range of rehabilitative care facilities like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, speech therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics.
“The collaboration will give an opportunity for exposure to acute care at AIIMS Bhubaneswar so that the rehabilitation facility can be programmed and initiated at a very early stage,” said SVNIRTAR Director Dr. P P Mohanty.
Among others, AIIMS Bhubaneswar DEAN(Academic) Dr. P R Mohapatra, DEAN (Research) Dr. Satyajit Mishra, Medical Superintendent Dr. D K Parida, Associate DEAN (Research) Dr. Bhagirathi Dwivedi, PR Cell FIC Dr. Prabhas Ranjan Tripathy, SAO Rasmi Ranjan Sethy, Pragyan Singh, faculty (Occupational Therapy) and Rasmi Ranjan Swain, Training Coordinator SVNIRTAR were also present on the occasion.