Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare dedicated the AYUSH building and night shelter of AIIMS Deoghar to the nation today. He also inaugurated the OPD services of the institute in the new AYUSH building.
Mandaviya noted that people can now get the “best” medical facilities in Deogarh. “Along with the OPD services, the night shelter for people of faraway places to stay back and complete their treatment will help the entire state of Jharkhand. The institute will serve not only the 15 lakh residents of Deoghar but also the 3.19 crores people of Jharkhand.”
The union health minister also said that the union government has helped Jharkhand in every possible way in its fight against the Covid-19. He invoked the concept of ‘Antyodaya’ of serving the last citizen in the society as propounded by Deendayal Upadhyaya as the guiding principle of the union health ministry’s efforts to implement PMSSY.
In this context, he also noted that the six AIIMS of Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Raipur, Patna, Jodhpur and Rishikesh is now fully functional.
The OPD facilities in AIIMS, Deoghar is to include medicine and its allied specialties – General Medicine, Pulmonology (TB and respiratory diseases), Psychiatry, Dermatology (Skin), Surgical and allied specialties – General Surgery, Orthopedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics – Vaccination of newborn and children, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dentistry, Pathology & Microbiology, Radiology.