New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi has maintained the highest standards of meritocracy and learning and established itself as an apex medical institution not only in India but also at global platform, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey said Tuesday. AIIMS is the mentor institution for the new AIIMS-like institutions being established across the country, Choubey said while inaugurating the 63rd Foundation Day celebrations of AIIMS, New Delhi.
“The institute has always maintained the highest standards of meritocracy and learning and has established itself not only in India but also at global platform as an apex medical institution that best combines excellent medical education with cutting edge research and quality healthcare,” he said.
The minister said AIIMS has established high reputation and has contributed significantly in academic, research and patient care.
It has maintained number one rank and has attracted students from various other countries including the USA, the UK, Australia and Germany, he said.
“AIIMS is the mentor institution for the new AIIMS like institutions being established across the country. In this regard, the work done by AIIMS in formulating and reviewing subordinate legislation including the AIIMS Rules and Regulations has been commendable,” he said.
Choubey also gave away the research excellence awards to 14 faculty members. Academic awards and medals were also given to 30 medical and paramedical students.
The day marks the beginning of undergraduate teaching at AIIMS and was the day the first batch of MBBS classes was held in 1956.
The premier health institute also organised an exhibition on the theme ‘Next Generation Health Care’, and conducted dental and eye checkups for visitors. The exhibition will be open for the public till September 30.
To promote the campaign of ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’, a human chain was formed.