The outpatient department (OPD) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Nadia’s Kalyani will start functioning in the middle of this year. Earlier, AIIMS authorities had declared that the OPD would open this month.
The deadline could not be met as work on the OPD building on the upcoming campus is still not over. “All efforts are being made to commence limited OPD services in a few departments in the middle of this year,” said Colonel Sri Krishna, AIIMS, Kalyani’s deputy director.
A visit to the 180-acre campus of AIIMS, Kalyani at Bashantapur revealed that work was on in full swing for construction of various buildings of the new institute. Apart from OPD, work is also on for the administrative building, which will house the nursing college, and other hostel buildings. Two hostel buildings – one for boys and another for girls – have already been opened.
While the first batch of 50 students of AIIMS, Kalyani – their classes commenced last year at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JNM) Hospital’s College of Medicine – have completed their first semester, classes for second batch are scheduled to start in August.
Students of the first batch are studying four subjects in the first year – community medicine, physiology, bio-chemistry and anatomy. Hence, a department in each of this discipline was opened last year that are functioning from JNM Hospital’s College of Medicine.
Source: Times of India