Kalyani, Dec. 18: The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Kalyani is all set to become functional in January new year when it will launch the OPD with at least eight departments that have been prepared to offer services to a limited number of patients. The AIIMS authorities also trying to launch the in-patient service on a small scale in four departments before April. Both full-fledged outdoor and indoor patients services expected to be launched in September next year as per the target set up by the centre.
AIIMS Kalyani’s Executive Director Ramji Singh said that outpatients will be offered service in general medicine, pediatric, surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, eye, ENT, dermatology, and psychiatry for the time being.
However, owing to limited faculty strength a restricted number of outpatients will be registered every day until the full-fledged outpatient department (OPD) is formally inaugurated in April next year as per the stipulated by centre.
“We will start the OPD service from January with available faculties on a small scale. We will register only that number of patients who can be provided service considering our strength of available doctors. The full-fledged OPD will become operational in April when it will also be inaugurated formally”, AIIMS Kalyani Executive Director Ramji Singh said.
The AIIMS Kalyani would offer medical services in at least 40 departments of which OPD services will be offered in at least 17 until it becomes completely operational with the super-specialty services.
“The OPD is now our top priority. Apart from launching patient service, we need this to be operative since it will help students to get exposure to clinical education”, Ramji Singh said.
Singh also confirmed the efforts for launching the IPD service. “Process of launching the IPD will begin once the OPD is operational. Our effort is to launch a limited inpatient service as early as possible, preferably before April. We have a target to begin the full-fledged in-patient service by September next year”, Singh said adding that the number of beds yet to be ascertained so far.
“Our plan is to have complete infrastructure even for limited IPD so that patients could be provided with all required emergency support and never put at risk” he added further.