With 750 bed capacity, AIIMS Jammu likely to inaugurate by Feb 2024: Dr Shakti Gupta

AIIMS Jammu will be the second largest of India and first with Digital Library facility



JAMMU : With the 750 bed capacity in first phase, The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) is likely to inaugurate by the end of this month Feb 2024.

While addressing media here in Jammu, the son of the soil Prof (Dr) Shakti Kumar Gupta, the distinguished Founder Executive Director and CEO said,” We are expecting the inaugural ceremony of AIIMS Jammu by the end of this month as the PMO office of Government of India is very serious about it.”

AIIM Jammu will be the second largest of India and first in the digital library facility, Dr Gupta said.

During the discussion, Dr Gupta outlined upcoming initiatives and projects aimed at enhancing healthcare accessibility, research, and patient care. The worthy Director stated, “AIIMS Jammu” situated in Vijaypur (Jammu), as a premier healthcare institution dedicated to providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art medical services to the people of the region. With a focus on research, education, and patient care, AIIMS Jammu aims to be a beacon of excellence in the healthcare sector. He informed that “AIIMS Jammu” was founded as part of the development package announced by Prime Minister   Narendra Modi in 2015, to address regional healthcare imbalances and uplifts medical education standards. He declared that the visionary Prime Minister of India   Narendra Modi has underscored diverse themes and statements aimed at fostering comprehensive development, inclusivity, and advancement in the healthcare sector and AIIMS Jammu aligns with key national initiatives like Digital India, Skill India, Woman Empowerment, Jai Anusandhan, Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, Swachh Bharat Swasth Bharat, and Health for all. The foundation stone for “AIIMS-Vijaypur” was laid by Prime Minister  Narendra Modi on February 3, 2019, solidifying the commitment to comprehensive development. The institution strives to play a pivotal role in fostering a healthier, happier, and more prosperous Jammu and Kashmir. The Director of AIIMS Jammu extends heartfelt thanks to the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir,   Manoj Sinha    for his consistent support, patronage, precious time, unyielding assistance, and invaluable guidance throughout the entire journey. The honourable Director proclaimed that “AIIMS Jammu”, sprawling across 226.84 acres, features one of India’s largest and most picturesque campuses along National Highway 44. The North Campus includes the “Ayush Block,” a convention centre, an Academic Building, and a Nursing College. The South Campus comprises multi-storied staff housing, sports facilities, and connectivity through underpasses. He further added that the institution, with a commitment to eco-friendliness, pledges to plant 13,500 trees and 5 lakh shrubs, emphasizing sustainability. “AIIMS Jammu” Director provided hope by offering 750 beds in Phase-I, revolutionizing specialized medical care for patients closer to home. The comprehensive offerings include services for cancer, cardiac, neurological conditions, and various specialties like Cardiology, Neurology, Urology, and more. Patient-centric features like Patient Assistant services, Indoor Navigation System, Patient Care Managers, and Smart Payment Cards underscore AIIMS Jammu’s dedication to a holistic healthcare experience. Telemedicine services, including eSanjeevani is integrated for remote healthcare access. The revered Director prioritizes women empowerment at “AIIMS Jammu” through equal opportunities, supportive work environments, and gender-sensitive policies. Tailored training programs for women leadership exemplify its commitment to diversity and inclusion. He further emphasized on embracing digitalization in healthcare, ensuring electronic health records, AI integration, and a three-tier cyber security framework for data security and privacy. The venerated Director imparted information on collaboration of “AIIMS Jammu” with national and international institutions, including IIT, IIM, IIIM, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reflecting AIIMS Jammu’s commitment to knowledge sharing and innovation. The trajectory of future initiatives includes joint programs with IIT Jammu, an integrated MBBS + PhD Program, a School of Public Health, and the establishment of various ‘Centres of Excellence.’

The director shared his vision of “AIIMS Jammu” becoming “a global village” for healthcare, research, and education, inviting Indian origin Nationals/NRI’s to contribute in various capacities, and offering specialized healthcare services with state-of-the-art technology. He sees “AIIMS Jammu” as an integrated ‘One Campus’ answer to all the investigative, operative, rehabilitative and vocational needs of the patients. AIIMS Jammu, as an “Institute of National Importance” aims to transform the healthcare landscape in Jammu and Kashmir, providing the highest quality care for masses, especially to those in remote and underserved regions.

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