Vardhan inaugurates 11 OPD Services at AIIMS Bhatinda
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The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated at least 11 newer OPD services at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhatinda in Punjab on Monday.
OPD Services that were operationalized for AIIMS Bathinda include General Medicine,Gynae & Obs; General Surgery including consultation in surgical oncology, urology & pediatric surgery, Orthopedic, ENT, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Dental,Basic Radiology (X-Ray, Ultrasound and colour Doppler), Basic Biochemistry &Hematological tests; and medicines at discounted rates through AMRIT pharmacy.
While inaugurating the OPD services, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “AIIMS Bhatinda will be fully functional by June, 2020 and PGI Chandigarh is the mentor institute supporting it. First Batch of 50 MBBS Students of AIIMS Bathinda has been started from the academic year 2019-20 in Baba Faridkot University. The Cabinet approved the proposal for establishment of AIIMS at Bathinda in Punjab at a cost of Rs 925 crores on July 2016.”
“The operationalisation of the OPD services will immensely benefit the people of Bhatinda and the nearby regions with high quality and affordable medical services, the Union Minister said.
“The government through its continual efforts aims to ensure that assured, affordable and quality health services are provided to all. AIIMS have now increased to 21 and work is also progressing on setting up of 157 medical colleges mainly in the aspirational districts of the country to ensure that people here are provided superior health services, Dr Vardhan said adding that upgradation of 75 district hospitals to Government Medical Colleges is rapidly progressing.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries stated that the new AIIMS at Bhatinda shall help the people of the region avail of superior healthcare services.