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AIIMS begins its journey with induction of 50 students

The first batch: Students of AIIMS-Mangalagiri attending classes after the induction programme at AIIMS temporary campus in Vijayawada on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Mangalagiri (AIIMS-M) crossed a major milestone with the induction of its first 50-member batch (2018-19) of the MBBS students at its temporary campus in the Siddhartha Medical College (SMC) here on Thursday.

AIIMS-M special officer T.S. Ravi Kumar, chief guest, said the students should aspire to become great not just good physicians and discharge their obligation to society with humility and empathy.

He spoke on how the likes of Sushruta (the ancient physician who authored Sushruta Samhita), Pandit Madhusudan Gupta (pioneer of western medicine in India), Ignaz Semmelweis and Edward Jenner (founder of the smallpox vaccine) contributed to the advancement of healthcare over the generations and hoped the future doctors would draw inspiration from them.

He also exhorted the students to strive for the creation of healthy and happy communities, which was the theme of the event. AIIMS-M nodal officer and SMC principal R. Sasank, deputy director (administration) Shramdeep Sinha and dean Joy A. Ghoshal were among those present.

Demo by US experts

Earlier, Dr. Ravi Kumar inaugurated a state-of-the-art ‘Sushruta AIIMS lecture gallery of future’.

A team of the American Heart Association led by Sachin Menon and Gowtham gave a demonstration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation along with trainers from the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Tirupati.

Coats’ presentation

A ‘kick tobacco and embrace life’ campaign on Twitter was launched by the students of the AIIMS-M. The event culminated in the presentation of white coats by parents to their wards.

Dr. Kumar told the media that the outpatient department at Mangalagiri would be completed by early 2019 and the in-patient wing in 2020. An AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) Pharmacy and a Hind Lab, both run by the Central government, would be set up during the same period.

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