AIIMS Patna mulls to introduce BSc paramedical academic courses

The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna, is mulling to begin B.Sc paramedical tutorial programs in three disciplines and one-year publish physician certificates programs (PDCC) in 12 different disciplines from the session starting July this yr.

The B.Sc programs have been deliberate in operation theatre and anaesthesiology, medical know-how in radiography and medical laboratory know-how, mentioned Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh, director, AIIMS-Patna.

“We are going to place our proposal to introduce the three B.Sc programs in addition to PDCC programs earlier than our standing tutorial committee this month. We’ve got achieved some floor work and have 5 months’ time earlier than we start admission in these programs,” mentioned Dr Singh.

These are demand-driven programs and can assist generate expert manpower for operation theatre, radiology and medical laboratory, mentioned Dr Umesh Bhadani, dean, AIIMS-Patna.

The B.Sc course shall be of three-and-a-half years and the PDCC of 1 yr.

“We’ve got received an approval in precept from our director for introducing these programs. We’re an annual consumption of 16-20 college students in every of the three disciplines for the B.Sc programs,” added Dr Bhadani.

The institute is engaged on the syllabus for these programs, getting ready teaching-learning methodology and framing guidelines to manipulate the course and for evaluation of scholars, mentioned Dr Amit Patil, sub-dean postgraduate affairs and member-secretary of undergraduate curriculum committee at AIIMS-Patna.

The institute provides B.Sc nursing course, with an annual consumption of 70 college students. It additionally launched M.Sc nursing course final August, with 4 seats every in group well being nursing, psychiatry nursing and paediatric nursing.

Apart from, AIIMS-Delhi, its institutes at Jodhpur, Bhopal and Raipur have already got B.Sc paramedical tutorial programs.

“Our preparation might have taken a while, however I wished to introduce the B.Sc and PDCC programs after correct floor work. There additionally must be a requirement from the institute to have these programs. We misplaced one full yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic, else we might have launched these programs final yr itself,” mentioned director Singh.

OT to start at AIIMS from Jan 11

The AIIMS-Patna will resume operation theatre companies on the institute from January 11, mentioned its director Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh. Trauma and emergency companies will, nonetheless, stay suspended, because the institute continues to cater to Covid-19 sufferers.

“We do not need as a lot manpower to handle every thing together with Covid-19 sufferers. We don’t want to compromise on our high quality of remedy, consequently emergency and trauma companies will stay suspended in the interim,” mentioned Dr Singh.

The institute had stopped out of doors affected person division (OPD) session and surgical procedures after the state authorities declared the institute a devoted Covid-19 hospital on July 10. The state additionally subsequently nominated it as a centre of excellence for Covid-19 for liasoning with AIIMS-Delhi and coaching state’s medical professionals within the administration of Covid-19.

In the meantime, resident medical doctors of AIIMS have demanded one-month wage as incentive, which the Bihar authorities had introduced for its medical doctors.


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