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Boost for healthcare, new AIIMS campus opens today

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, November 24, 2012
First Published: 00:16 IST(24/11/2012) | Last Updated: 00:17 IST(24/11/2012)

The residents of Gurgaon can expect better healthcare services as a new campus of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) opens in Haryana on Saturday.

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The Outreach Out Patient Department (OOPD) of the Delhi-based premier medical institute at Badhsa in Jhajjar district will be inaugurated on Saturday by Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

The fully air-conditioned facility situated just 17 km from Gurgaon and 47 km from AIIMS' Delhi campus will cater to the people of Haryana and other neighbouring states. "Corporate hospitals in Gurgaon may get stiff competition from AIIMS-2 as it would provide tertiary level healthcare at affordable rates," a state government statement said.

The second AIIMS campus in the national capital region spread in 300 acres which has been constructed in six months with a cost of R1,000 crore can handle at least 1,000 patients daily.

Patients coming to the OOPD will not have to stand in queues. After registration, they would be given tokens and OPD cards. The patients would then get updates about their turn through display boards installed at the waiting lounge.

The new OPD will have specialists of various fields including orthopaedics, obstetrics, gynecology, paediatrics, ophthalmology, ENT and general surgery. There would be at least one consultant and one senior resident doctor in each department. Patients would be given free medicines for seven days.

Minor surgeries can be done at the two operation theatres here but for advanced treatment, patients would be referred to the main AIIMS campus in Delhi.

People of Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and other places can now come to the new AIIMS and avoid rush in Delhi AIIMS-2 is yet another feather in the cap of Haryana which already has national-level institutes such as National Defence University, Indian Institute of Management, IIT and others.


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