Bhubaneswar, July 15: AIIMS-Bhubaneswar on Saturday made the Dharmasala operational. Patients or their attendants requiring accommodation can stay here, announced AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr Ashutosh Biswas during the 11th foundation day celebrations of the national health institute here.
“AIIMS Dharmasala” started functioning from today. Any patient or his/her attendant requiring accommodation should approach the Dharmasala reception or Medical Superintendent office. Dharamsala would be fully functional (occupancy) in a phased manner. The concerned treating doctors need to sign in the request form for the patients interested to avail the facility,” said Dr. Biswas.
The institute also started the E-office facility on the occasion of the 11th foundation day.
“The facility will make the administrative process faster and bring more transparency in the health care process,” said Dr Biswas.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar founder Director of Prof. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, President Prof. Akshya Kumar Bisoi also spoke on the occasion.
Among others, Dean Dr. P R Mohapatra, Medical Superintendent Dr. Dillip Kumar Parida, DDA(I/c) Rasmi Ranjan Sethy also highlighted the achievements of the national institute.
It may be noted here that AIIMS Bhubaneswar has already started the renal transplant successfully. Soon, the institute is going to start Liver transplant. For more research in health science AIIMS Bhubaneswar has signed MoUs with premiere national institutes like IIT Bhubaneswar, SVNIRTAR, CCRH and CCRAS.
Earlier in the day, dignitaries paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister and founder of AIIMS Bhubaneswar Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
It may be noted here that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had laid the foundation stone of AIIMS Bhubaneswar on July 15 2003 and the institute started functioning in 2012.
The hospital was inaugurated in 2014. AIIMS Bhubaneswar is the only AIIMS whose foundation stone was laid by former PM AB Vajpayee. As per recent data, AIIMS Bhubaneswar is witnessing around 4,500 patient footfalls per day for consultation.