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Union Health Minister inaugurates OPD services at AIIMS Deoghar

The institute will serve 15 lakh residents of Deoghar apart from the 3.19 crore people of Jharkhand

Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare dedicated the AYUSH Building and night shelter of AIIMS Deoghar to the nation today in the presence of Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. He also inaugurated the OPD Services of the institute in the new AYUSH Building.

Banna Gupta, Health and Medical Education Minister, Jharkhand, Hafizul Hasan, Sports and Minority Welfare Minister, Jharkhand, Nishikant Dubey, Members of Parliament, Godda Loksabha and Samir Oraon, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (Jharkhand) also graced the occasion. 

Expressing his elation at the event, Mandaviya noted that now people can get the best medical facilities in Deogarh. Along with the OPD services, the night shelter for people of faraway places to stay back and complete their treatment will help the entire state of Jharkhand. The institute will serve not only the 15 lakh residents of Deoghar but also the 3.19 crore people of Jharkhand.

The OPD facilities in AIIMS, Deoghar are to include Medicine and its allied specialities- general medicine, pulmonology (TB and respiratory diseases), psychiatry, dermatology (Skin), Surgical and allied specialities- general surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, ophthalmology, paediatrics- Vaccination of newborn and children, obstetrics and gynaecology, dentistry, pathology and microbiology, radiology etc. 

Congratulating the entire community of AIIMS Deoghar, Dr Bharati Pawar said, “The Central Government has by a Gazette notification dated January 30, 2020, established the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Deoghar, Jharkhand. This will soon be a 750-bed hospital (including 30 AYUSH beds) and shall have 100 MBBS seats and 60 nursing seats.” 

Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Prof (Dr) NK Arora, President, AIIMS Deoghar; Prof (Dr) Saurabh Varshney, Executive Director & CEO, AIIMS Deoghar were also present.


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