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Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya Chairs 6th Meeting of Central Institute Body of All AIIMS at AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:8/1/23:Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya addressed the 6th Meeting of the Central Institute Body (CIB) of All New AIIMS, here today. He was joined by Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Anil Jain, Member of Parliament, Shri Ramesh Bhiduri, Member of Parliament and Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog. Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Dr Rajiv Bahl, Secretary, Department of Health Research and Dr Atul Goel, Director General of Health Sciences were also present on the occasion. CIB is the highest decision making body of all AIIMS for finance, infrastructure, vacancy, recruitment, enforcement of policies, challenges and procurement. The agenda of today’s CIB meeting was to review compliance of decisions taken in earlier CIB meetings.

Welcoming all participants, including representatives of all AIIMS, eminent experts and special invitees to the 1st CIB meeting held outside Delhi, Dr Mandaviya said “this CIB is not only for review of compliance of earlier decisions but is also a Chintan Shivir for pooling in insights, fresh ideas, innovative thoughts and suggestions based on rich experience and expertise of all participants”. He emphasized that all AIIMS are pivotal national institutes of tertiary care and the vision is to make them institutes of global excellence. He further stressed that this can only happen with superior quality, clinical care, highest standards of medical education and cutting edge research.

Providing a platform for thought provoking ideas and issues for larger collaborative ‘Samvaad’, he encouraged the dignitaries to take “learnings from other Institutes of National Importance such as IITs and IIMs”.


Highlighting the need for creation of metadata for AI and a professional work culture that can provide superior outcomes, the Union Minister encouraged all the AIIMS directors to create innovative models of functioning and present them in the next CIB meeting. He also urged all the officials to steadfastly work towards making AIIMS able to compete with the best in the world.

Dr Mandaviya appreciated the work done by all the AIIMS based on the recommendations of the previous CIB meetings. He urged the dignitaries to collaboratively work on the identified domains of improvement and make detailed reports on them. He also suggested them to further brainstorm on the important points discussed in today’s meeting. “We have to collectively set a new benchmark in India’s healthcare system”, he stated.Prior to chairing the CIB meeting, the Union Health Minister also reviewed the functioning of AIIMS Bhubaneswar to assess patient services and interacted with the beneficiaries there.Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar highlighted that the aim of the Govt is to take the brand of AIIMS to greater heights. She asked the delegates to study functioning model of globally successful medical institutions and implement the best practices locally. She also suggested for generating greater awareness among people on ABHA IDs and other govt schemes.


Various agendas were discussed at the meeting and detailed deliberations were held on follow up of earlier Chintan Shivir recommendations and functioning of all new AIIMS. Agendas discussed included Overview of New AIIMS under PMSSY, Sustainable Financial Model, Enhancing Patient Satisfaction & Use of ICT as Enabler, Management and Governance Paradigms & Managing Human Resources, Reaping Economies of scale in Procurement, Vision 2030, Outcome based Collaborative Research and use of Artificial Intelligence and follow up of remaining agendas of 5th CIB meeting.

The participants expressed their gratitude to the Union Health Minister for inviting them to this brain storming session which was conducted in a streamlined and thought provoking manner, where they could freely express their views and share suggestions. They also expressed their appreciation for providing them with a great learning experience.

Shri Manohar Agnani, AS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Jaideep Kumar Mishra, AS and FA GOL, Ministry of Home Affairs, Dr N K Arora, President, AIIMS Deogarh, Dr Pramod Garg, President, AIIMS Awantipora, Dr Chitra Sarkar, President, AIIMS Kalyani, Prof. Vijay Kumar Shukla, Rector and Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, senior officers and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog, AIIMS, NIMHANS and ICMR participated in the day-long conference.

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