All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh (AIIMS Rishikesh) is a medical college and hospital based in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.The institute operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.Minister for Health and Family Welfare, serves as the president.It is one of the Institutes of National Importance in India.
As of 2019, AIIMS Rishikesh hospital has 960 beds, 25 functional modular operating theatres, 17 functional super speciality and 18 speciality functional.
AIIMS started its MBBS course with 50 students and now has an intake capacity of 125 students per year from year 2020. Nursing College has an intake of 100 students per year.
AIIMS, Rishikesh is an institute which strives to provide excellent tertiary patient care, world class medical education and groundbreaking research. Institute aims to mentor students and train so that they represent institute globally as pioneers, to serve as effective deliverers of patient care in society.AIIMS, Rishikesh functions as a “Vishwavidyalaya”, which implies, “Learn from world and also teach world”. Eighty-four visiting professors from all over world reinforce this message. These include faculty from eminent universities like George Washington University, USA; University of Michigan, Bournemouth University, UK; University of California, San Francisco, USA; City Hospital Sunderland and NHS Foundation Trust UK to name a few. We are learning from their experiences. Secondly, As a brethren, we intend to provide our experiences to upgrade local medical colleges and district hospitals. These include Technical Support to National Viral Hepatitis Control Program (NVHCP) in Uttarakhand State in which physicians from 13 districts of Uttarakhand are trained about nuances in management of viral hepatitis. Similarly, we have programmes dealing with mental health and palliative care training with certificate courses in palliative care initiated. AIIMS, Rishikesh has proved its mettle in field of academics by inclusion of revolutionary changes. This includes introduction of a separate professional examination, introduction of objectivity in form of clinical vignettes and OSCE/OSPE. There has been strengthening in preparedness of MBBS graduates by introduction of a separate exam based on super speciality aspects of medicine. Knowhow of super speciality subjects are mandatory in this era of evolving super specialisation. To facilitate exchange of students for gaining experience in diverse fields we have established 25 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) with various world class institutions like PGIMER, Chandigarh; Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, SGPGIMS, Lucknow; NIHFW, New Delhi; IIT, Roorkee; CSIR-IITR, Lucknow; Patanjali University, Haridwar and many more are in process. For international collaboration, we have MOU with University of Colorado Denver, Cornell University for and on behalf of Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, Presbyterian hospital USA; Shock Trauma Centre, Baltimore, USA; Ram Bam Medical Campus Israel, Gorge Washington University Medical school, USA. Many more MoUs are under process with various Institute/ Universities to give a boost to academics and engage in path breaking paradigms shifts. AIIMS Rishikesh has already got approval for courses like M Tech Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. Such courses would be soon initiated to fill lacunae in joint ventures between medical and technological fronts to make innovative solutions at affordable prices.
AIIMS, Rishikesh is catering for a whopping 2.6 crore population dependent on Institute including people coming from all districts of Uttarakhand, Western U.P. and neighbouring districts of Himachal Pradesh among others. AIIMS, Rishikesh has been incessantly and successfully working on its mission of best health care services in form of Out-Patient Departments (OPD) consultations since 27 May 2013. This includes thirty-two Departments giving their OPD Services with total of 96 specialized clinics for Breast Disorders & Breast Cancer, Infertility, Genetics, Endocrine Surgery, Lung Cancer, Spine Clinic, Palliative Care, Paediatric-Orthopaedics, Vertigo Clinic & Neuro-Otology and Urology to name a few. Ninety-six new clinics like Palliative Care Clinic, Colorectal Clinic, Hepato-pancreato-biliary HPB, Musculoskeletal Tumour Clinic, De-addiction Clinic, Paediatric Neurology Clinic, Paediatrics Genetics Clinic, Endocrine Surgery, Childhood Epilepsy Centre, Botulinum Toxin Injection Clinic, Rehabilitation Clinic etc. have been initiated. Institute commenced IPD services with a 200- bedded hospital facility on 30 Dec 2013. Since then, there has been enormous escalation in services with current bed strength of 1060, with projected requirement of beds 1000 more with approval of Ministry.
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