Prof YK Gupta, President, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal made his maiden visit to the Institute on Wednesday. On this occasion, Prof Sarman Singh, Director of the Institute warmly welcomed him in the presence of all Faculty Members and Officers of the Institute. Prof Gupta is having a vast experience of 35 years which he spent in AIIMS, Delhi in various capacities like Dean and Head, Department of Pharmacology.
Immediately after his arrival in the Institute, he planted the sapling of Medicinal Plant along with Director in the Green Zone situated adjacent to Director’s Bungalow.
During his visit, the President took round of the Hospital where he was accompanied by Director Prof Sarman Singh. He showed and apprised him about various patient care facilities like Cath Laboratory, Radiology, wards, OPD, IPD area. President also interacted with the patients during his visit to hospital. On this occasion, the President inaugurated Surgical Oncology Ward (20 beds), Neurosurgery Ward (12 beds), Burns and Plastic Surgery Ward (20 beds), Eye Bank and Operation Theater Facility for patient care. With this, the AIIMS Hospital is now equipped with the total strength of 574 beds. President also took round of the campus and inspected the Patient Shelter Room, Hostels, Central Library equipped with state-of-art facilities and also visit Institute’s Auditorium.
During his inaugural speech, while welcoming President, Director of the Institute, Prof Sarman Singh presented the profile of the Institute through PowerPoint presentation. He highlighted the Institute’s recent achievements made in the field of patient care, research, academics and also informed about the fresh recruitment and administrative activities undertaken.
He said that it is his prime target to achieve the sanctioned strength of 960 beds by mid of next year. He also focused on the recruitment of faculty members for the vacant position which will be completed by March 2019. Prof Singh also shared the future plans and also put forth the prevailing issues and problems and sought the guidance of President.
For which President assured his wholehearted support for the betterment and progress of the Institute. Ensuring the highest standards of medical education and patient care will be his top priorities, he added.