The Central Workshop was established at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1964,to promote World Class Biomedical Equipments for repair and maintenance in India, under Colombo Plan by the Australian Govt. The training was given to the Central Workshop staff in Australia.
The personnel were trained in different discipline such as: -
1. Glass Blowing
2. Electroplating & Painting
5. Mechnical (fitter, Turner & Tool Maker)
7. Fine Instrument
8. Carpentry & Jointer
Apart from the routine work of repair and fabrication of different requirements, the Central Workshop was also assigned WHO Project India 0199 to train technicians for medical equipment’s maintenance under the project of CWS through WHO & UNICEF. Central Workshop has trained 206 trainees from different State Hospitals in India and the under developed countries in South East Asia such as Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Burma.
This department is headed by Faculty Coordinator, Dr. Shashi Kant, (Prof. Center for Community Medicine department) and currently under the control of Mr. Adarsh Kumar Sharma (Chief Technical Officer). Actual work of this department is repair & maintenance of the machineries, equipments, furniture & tools being used for patient’s care. Fabrication works for the purpose of research in medical education are also carried out here.