New surgical tower to come up in AIIMS

A new surgical tower with a separate surgical speciality block will be one of the new additions to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) when it undergoes a revamp. Renovations and additions would be made to the existing set-up to improve patient care, AIIMS Deputy Director, Administration, Shailesh Yadav told reporters. Beginning with the projects listed in the sixth proposal, he said, “We plan to have a new surgical tower. There is already one neurosurgery tower, the cardio-thoracic tower and a separate opthalmology and cancer tower. This new surgical tower will have a surgical speciality block, OPD and surgical wards.” This new tower will be raised in place of the existing laundry and the laundry instead will be pushed next to the Forensics department, Yadav said. It will help in better care for patients who will undergo surgery. Plans are also on to connect the trauma centre with the main hospital building. “The trauma centre is miles away from the main hospital building. It poses problems for trauma patients as there is lots of traffic which pose hurdles to the treatment that they immediately need. So we decided to go in for this underground tunnel that connects trauma centre and the hospital,” Medical Superintendent Dr D K Sharma said. The hospital has approached the DMRC in this regard. “The DMRC has chalked out an expenditure of Rs 28 crore for it. We are yet to finalise it,” he said.


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