AIIMS PG May 5 examination Centre in Bhubaneswar deferred due to cyclone Fani

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi on Friday announced that it is cancelling the examination centre in Bhubaneswar, where examination was to be held on May 5, Sunday, as per TOI report. The AIIMS Post Graduate examination is scheduled for May 5, Sitanshu Kar, the Director General of the Press Information Bureau, tweeted. Another exam will be conducted for students affected by this cancellation as soon as normalcy returns, Odisha Health and Family Welfare Secretary Preeti Sudan was quoted as saying by Kar.

Creating a country imbued with a scientific culture was Jawaharlal Nehru’s dream, and immediately after independence he prepared a grand design to achieve it. Among the temples of modern India which he designed, was a centre of excellence in the medical sciences. Nehru’s dream was that such a centre would set the pace for medical education and research in Southeast Asia , and in this he had the wholehearted support of his Health Minister, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.

The health survey and development committee ,chaired by Sir Joseph Bhore, an Indian Civil Servant, had in 1946 already recommended the establishment of a national medical centre which would concentrate on meeting the need for highly qualified manpower to look after the nation’s expanding health care activities . The dreams of Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favour with the government of New Zealand. A generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952

The AIIMS set up in 1956 as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament, to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of healthcare. Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS is the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for BSc (Honours) Nursing post-certificate) degrees. To manage practically all types of disease conditions with support from pre and Para-clinical departments, 25 clinical departments including four super specialty centres are in place. However, burn cases, dog-bite cases and patients suffering from infectious diseases are not entertained in the AIIMS Hospital. AIIMS also manages a 60-beded hospital in the Comprehensive Rural Health Centre at Ballabgarh in Haryana and provides health cover to about 2.5 lakh population through the Centre for Community Medicine.

Objectives

  • To develop a pattern of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India
  • To bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of the personnel in all important branches of the health activity
  • To attain self sufficiency in postgraduate in medical education

Functions

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medical and related physical biological sciences
  • Nursing and dental education
  • Innovations in education
  • Producing medical teachers for the country
  • Research in medical and related sciences
  • Health care : preventive, promotive and curative; primary, secondary & tertiary.

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