AIIMS Bibinagar set to open on Aug 27

Fri 09 Aug 2019, 11:09:50
The first academic session of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bibinagar, is all set to start from August 27. The crucial aspect of recruiting the teaching staff was completed and civil works related to fine tuning the existing infrastructure almost came to an end.

AIIMS Bhopal, which is the mentoring institution for AIIMS Bibinagar, recently completed the process of recruiting nearly 40 senior professors and other teaching staff from across the country. Senior doctors, who were privy with the recruitment process for AIIMS, Bibinagar, said the interest among healthcare professionals to work in Hyderabad was high. A majority of the recruited teaching staff were drawn from across India. Senior health officials said anywhere between 25 per cent and 30 per cent of teaching staff were also from Telangana.

“Only one-year contract was offered to the teaching staff for recruiting in AIIMS, Bibinagar. Despite that, the response from teaching staff from across India was huge. While the newly established AIIMS in other States struggled to find talent, this was not the case in Hyderabad,” senior doctors said.

Earlier, the authorities decided to start AIIMS, Bibinagar, by the first week of August, but due to delays in completing infrastructure works, the inaugural was delayed to the end of the month. Construction of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and other departments were complete. Authorities said the construction of hostels and dining hall for boys and girls was nearing completion. More than 40 hostel rooms, with attached toilets, were created for the first batch of medical students of AIIMS, Bibinagar.

Senior health officials here also pointed out that initially, AIIMS, Bibinagar, would launch only academic activities. The existing senior healthcare staff of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), who already treated nearly 70,000 patients in the last 18 months, was expected to continue their services.

The facility at Bibinagar was the first newly launched AIIMS in the country that was announced and completed within a short span of over a year. “This was possible only because of the existing NIMS, Bibinagar, building, which was earlier developed as a teaching hospital,” senior officials said.

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