Our results in sophisticated medical and surgical care among the best in the world.The most satisfying aspect of this endeavour is that these cutting-edge modalities are being actually used for the poor.
AIIMS strives hard to make world class clinical care available to millions of underprivileged citizens of India and neighboring countries. While its magnificent buildings and hi-tech facilities may create a superficial image of elitism, a visit to AIIMS is enough to dispel any such illusion
Its corridors are thronged by patients, most of them too poor to afford quality treatment elsewhere. They come here with high hopes because of the reputation which AIIMS as built up. AIIMS is at present, not a single hospital but a conglomerate of facilities .It has over 1500 spread over the main hospital, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic sciences, Cardiothoracic Centre, Neurosciences Centre, Institute Rotary Centre Hospital and De-addiction Centre. This complex of facilities caters to about 1.5 million outpatients and 80,000 inpatients every year .The number of surgical operations performed at AIIMS last year was over 100,000.
Coronary bypass surgery in progress at Cardiothoracic Centre, AIIMS
Shri Devi Ram, the first heart transplant patient in India, operated on 3 August 1994 at AIIMS.
|However, the strength of AIIMS lies not in numbers, but in availability under one roof of the best team of medical and surgical experts, state-of-the-art equipment, and our capacity to rise to the occasion to meet diagnostic or public health challenges.Be it the autoanalyser or the linear accelerator,magnetic resonance imaging or the gamma knife, AIIMS has them all. Once something new arrives on the scene,someone, somewhere in the Institute takes the initiative and musters the energy and drive required to get it|
Among the areas pioneered by AIIMS are cardiac catheterization,heart valve surgery, porto-caval surgery, neonatal surgery,jointreplacement, cochlear implant and multi organ transplants (cornea, kidney,bone marrow,heart and liver).Our results in sophisticated medical and surgical care are among the best in the world. The most satisfying aspect of this endeavour is that these cutting- edge modalities are being actually used for is that poor.
The role of AIIMS in patient care is not confined to our own hospital.AIIMS has trained physicians and surgeons who have fanned out across the country and abroad.For decades a large proportion of neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiac surgeons, paediatric surgeons and gastroenterologists were from AIIMS,simply because we were the first to start courses in these superspecialities.New we have D M courses also in endocrinology and medical oncology.The nation has invested heavily in AIIMS from its doubt that AIIMS meager resources in an attempt to provide the best possible health care to its people irrespective of their paying capacity. Few would has fulfilled its commitment.
BCR green signals ABL red signals Arrows show fusion signals
An interphase cell from a Philadelphia Chromosome positive patient having chronic myeloid leukemia.The cellshows b c r/ a b/chimeric fusion gene(oncogene). The yellow signal represents overlapping of b c r green)and a b/ (red) signals.
A neurosurgical patient being prepared for treatment with the recetly installed gamma knife
A patient undergoing investigation at the state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging facility of AIIMS.
|A multichannal autoanalyser which can give quick estimation of several parameters of blood chemistry using a very small blood sample.|
The comprehensive rural health services project (CRHSP) was at established, ballabgarh, about 35 km from AIIMS, to serve as a model for delivery of health care to the villages of india. It consist of a subdivisional hospitals and network of a primary health centres, subcentres and health workers. Its unique feature is a strong element of participation of the community in its own care. The project has demonstrated their major improvement in health can be achieved with modest resources.
Mrs.Renuka Chowdhury,Minister of Health
& Family Welfare and President of AIIMS,
looking at some posters at an exhibition on
Lifestyle and Health after inaugurating it
at AIIMS on 25 september 1997.
Most of the health indices set as a goals for the country for the year 2000 have already been achieved in the ballabgarh block. The infant morality rate in CRHSP is 54.6 per 1000 live births per year against the national average is 74.There are no maternal deaths in this population against a national figure of 200-400 per 1,00,000 live births per year. Immunization coverage of children and pregnant women is over 95% as is the coverage for vitamin A, ORT use during diarrhea and early appropriate treatment of pneumonia in children.
|Extension activities of AIIMS include a model community-based urban health project and a De-addiction Centres.|