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  • 17-20 August 2015 : Orientation Program MBBS and BSc Nursing 2015 batch.
  • 04 August 2015 : AIIMS, Bhubaneswar observes World Breast Feeding week.
  • 29 July 2015 : AIIMS hospital crosses the 100 deliveries landmark.
  • 15 July 2015 : Institute Foundation Day Celebration.
  • 21 June, 2015 : International Yoga Day observed at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar.
  • 20 June, 2015 : Cadaveric Workshop On Extraocular Muscles And Cranial Nerves
  • 19 June, 2015 : Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre, AIIMS Bhubaneswar: Profile Of First 50 Beneficiaries
  • 10 June, 2015 : Report of Various Neurosurgical Procedures performed at AIIMS, BBSR Hospital Feb 2014 - Jun 2015.
  • 09 June, 2015 : Report of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Surgical Procedures performed at AIIMS, BBSR Hospital Jan - May 2015.
  • 06 June, 2015 : Report of Various Surgical Anesthesia Procedures performed at AIIMS, BBSR Hospital Jan - May 2015.
  • 05 June, 2015 : 5-9 June 2015 - Epidemic Management Training Program
  • Department of Community & Family Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Odisha have organised a four day “Epidemic Management Training Program (EMTP)”,as part of the ongoing induction training of newly recruited medical officers under OPSC. The induction training of the first batch of twenty medical officers has started since yesterday i.e. 5thand will continue until 9th June, 2015 at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. This will be an ongoing feature in days to come.

    This training programme was inaugurated by Dr A K Mahapatra, Director AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Dr CVN Rao, Deputy Director, SIHFW, GoO, and Dr Vikas Bhatia, Dean, AIIMS Bhubaneswar. Dr V Bhatia explained the importance of this training programme and growing problem of epidemics in the State of Odisha. The training program was coordinated by Dr Preetam Mahajan and Dr Binod Kr Patro. Faculty from various departments were resource persons.

  • 31 May, 2015 : No tobacco day celebration
  • Dr. Vikas Bhatia, Dean & HOD of Dept. of Community & Family Medicine has given a presentation on “Tobacco as a greatest public health challenge” on the occasion of “No tobacco day” celebration at IMA house, Bhubaneswar on 31st May 2015. He emphasised the growing burden of tobacco use, its harmful effects and consequences. He also highlighted some of the preventive measures in his lecture.

  • 16 May, 2015 : "HANDS-ON CADAVERIC WORKSHOP ON BRACHIAL PLEXUS" Organized by Departments of Trauma & Emergency Medicine, Anatomy and Neurosurgery at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar
  • 16 May, 2015 : The AIIMS Ultrasound Life Support course (AUTLS)
  • 09 May, 2015 : ICMR Workshop on Research Methodology at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar
  • 9-10th May 2015: AIIMS, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi organized a Workshop on “Research Methodology and project writing”.

    This meeting was organized to bring together members of the faculty of the three medical colleges of the state of Odisha (SCB, Cuttack, MKCG, Berhampur and VIMSAR, Burla) along with a few members of the faculty from AIIMS, Bhubaneswar and IIT, Bhubaneswar to come under one roof and discuss how to write good research projects, and apply for research grants to various Govt and private organizations funding Medical and Collaborative research. A total of 72 participants from three medical colleges, AIIMS and IIT, Bhubaneswar attended the workshop.

    The workshop was inaugurated by Shri Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Honb’le Minister of Health, Govt of Odisha, who was the chief guest for the event, on 10th May 2015.

    On the second day of the workshop, the team leaders Dr. Siba Prasad from MKCG, Dr. Trupti from SCB, Dr. Sabita from VSS and Dr. Manoj Mohanty from AIIMS, BBSR, presented best five projects from their respective colleges. It was decided that this kind of workshop should be repeated at regular intervals. The participants expressed their gratitude to the organizing institute AIIMS, BBSR and organizing committee consisting of Dr. Biswamohan Padhy, Dr. Debapriya Bandyopadhyay, Dr. Preetam Mahajan and chaired by Prof. D.K.Parida, for their efforts towards successful hosting the workshop.

    Eminent Scientists like Prof. Purvish Parikh and Prof. Aparna Parikh from Mumbai, Prof. Y.K.Gupta from AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr.Sauren Das, Dr. Ashoo Grover and Dr. Gupta from ICMR New Delhi, Dr. Namita Mohapatra & many scientists from Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar attended the workshop as resource faculty.

  • 27 April, 2015 : Oncology OPD started in 1st Floor D Block of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar Hospital.
  • Out Patients Department for Department of Radio-oncology shifted to 1st Floor D Block today and the facility was declared “open” by Director Prof. A.K.Mahapatra in presence of Medical Superintendent, Brig. A.P.Mohanty, Prof. D.K.Parida, Head & Dr. S.K.Das Majumdar, Asst. Professor, Department of Oncology. The Department shall carry out Teaching Program, Tumor Board and Combined Cancer Clinic in this facility.

  • 24 April, 2015 : AIIMS Bhubaneswar starts Odisha's first Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre in AIIMS Bhubaneswar has become operational on 24.4.2015 in OPD complex, (Room No- 22, Block – C) after inauguration by Dr A. K. Mahapatra, Director, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. The event was attended by Dr Vikas Bhatia, Dean, Dr.A.P. Mohanty, Medical Superintendent, Faculty and staff of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. Although 27 MOHFW- GOI approved vaccination centres are existing in the country but most of these are established in major Airport /Port cities of India but AIIMS, Bhubaneswar is the first one among Institutes of National Importance and Medical colleges in India to start such a service. This is the only centre for the state of Odisha.

    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare sent a team to inspect this institution and two doctors were sent to Airport Health Organization Mumbai to receive training regarding Yellow Fever Vaccination.

    Dr Vikas Bhatia, Professor and Head as Nodal Officer and Dr Swayam P. Parida, Asstt. Professor as Additional Nodal Officer from Deptt. Of Community Medicine and Family Medicine are the authorized doctors to issue the Vaccination Certificates which will provide vaccination on every Monday from 9 AM to 1 PM with charges of Rs. 300/- per dose as approved by MoHFW. Passengers are requested to bring original travel document/passport for verification.

    More details can be availed by calling at 0674 – 2476789 (8 am to 4 pm).


  • 16 April, 2015 : Cochlear implant program initiated at AIIMS, BBSR
  • 07 April, 2015 : WHO day observed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • The right to food is a human right. Safe food is an important key of a healthy human being. More than 200 known diseases are transmitted through food. The WHO day, theme of 2015 is decided to create awareness and educate food handler on food safety and safe food preparation.

    Being health professionals, the faculty and students of College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar observed WHO day on 07 Apr 2015. A numbers of posters, models and live demonstration was done by Nursing students.

    Students conducted a lively Exhibition based on the WHO day theme “Food Safety – Farm to Plate” which had the core themes of 5 keys – Keep clean, Separate raw and cooked, Cook thoroughly, Keep food at safe temperatures and Use safe water and raw materials.

    The exhibition was held under the Chairmanship of Mrs Dharitri Swain, Asst. Prof. (HOD In-charge College of Nursing) and assisted by other faculty members Mr Nanda Kumar P, Mrs A. Serma Subathra, Mr Beni, Mr M.S. Reddy, Mr Azhar and Mr Bhima S. Babu.

    Creativity, Innovativeness and Scientific exhibition was appreciated and encouraged by the Dr. A.K. Mahapatra, Director and Dr. Vikas Bhatia, Dean, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. Also, HOD and Faculty of various Deptt., DNS and Nursing Staff of AIIMS, hospital also visited the site of the exhibition.

  • 04 April, 2015 : Gynaecological Endoscopic Live Surgery Workshop at AIIMS, BBSR.
  • 01 April, 2015 : Researchers from AIIMS BBSR with Quality of Life Foundation has translated the EQ5D-3L, a quality of life assessment tool into Odia language.
  • The first original research work from a research group of AIIMS Bhubaneswar and Quality of Life Foundation has translated the EQ5D – 3L, a quality of life assessment tool into Odia language with the cooperation of the Euro QOL reviewers group.

    AIIMS Bhubaneswar and AHRCC researchershave then proceeded to ascertain its validity and reliability in the out - patient and cancer population of the state: making it the only version in the country to have been validated in the Indian population. Although the copyright of all translations remains with the EuroQOL foundation, permission for academic research can be availed freely. All scientists of the state involved in researchassessing the outcomes of their interventions in terms of the impact on the Quality of Life, may makeuse of this questionnaire.http://www.euroqol.org/eq-5d-products .html


    Validation of the EQ5D-3L quality of life instrument in a classical Indian language (Odia) and its use to assess quality of life and health status of cancer patients in eastern India.

    SwagataTripathy*, U Hansda, N Seth, S Rath, P B Rao, T Mishra, S H Subba, R Das, S Nayak, N Kar.

    Background & Objectives- TheEuroQOL 5D – 3 level (EQ5D) is a versatile quality of life (QOL) instrument with five dimensions (mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression) and a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). It can be used to calculate quality adjusted life years. We aimed to evaluate the validity, reliability and responsiveness of an Odia version of EQ5D and to study the quality of life of cancer patients in our part of the country as cancer treatment in India still focuses largely on longevity due to scarcity of resources. Material & Methods- The EQ5D tool was translated into Odia language in collaboration with the EuroQol group. This tool and the WHO-5 questionnaires were administered to 155 surgical outpatients and 150 cancer patients in two hospitals of Eastern India. The convergent and discriminant validities (construct validity), concurrent validity, reliability (test retest method of administering the tool to a part of the population after 7-14 days) and the internal consistency (Cronbach’s alfa) were measured by using pre-established hypotheses. The data from the cancer patients was analysed separately. Results- The QOL worsened with age and was worse in cancer patients proved that the tool had good construct validity. The Anxiety Depression dimension had good correlation with all the dimensions WHO-5 (rho>0.4) indicating a good concurrent validity. Internal consistency and reliability of the tool were good (Cronbach’s alfa>0.7).Cancer patients had a poor QOL (mean EQ5D index 0.37SD 0.4) with male patients, patients with grade II cancer or referred for pain care services and those with living spouses reporting worse QOL. Conclusions - The Odia version of the EQ5D has good reliability and validity for the measurement of health status in cancer and OPD patients. Cancer patients in this part of the country have a poor QOL and may need a closer look at pain management and improved societal support systems. 


  • 31 March, 2015 : Release of Inaugural issue of Indian Journal of Community & Family Medicine
  • Inaugural issue of Indian Journal of Community and Family Medicine under aegis of Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Govt. of India has been released in the month of April, 2015. The objective of the journal is to promulgate high quality research carried out in the Institutes of National Importance and build a strong scientific base for both clinical and public health practices and policies. Dr Vikas Bhatia is Editor-in-Chief of the journal and highly reputed professionals are in editorial board and advisory board from various institutions of repute and different parts of the India and continents. The print version is also being sent to more than 250 institutions and organizations within India and abroad. Journal is already being index in many indexing agencies like Index Medicus SEA WHO, International Scientific Indexing, Scientific Indexing Service, Indian Citation Index, Indian Science Abstracts, J-Gate and CNKI Scholar. With this endeavour, young doctors will be motivated and encouraged to write and publish their works.

  • 22 March, 2015 : Cadaveric Workshop on Total Knee Replacement at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • The Department of Anatomy with the Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, jointly organized a hands on “Cadaveric Workshop on Total Knee Replacement” at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, on the 22nd March, 2015.

    Under the patronage of the Director, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Manisha R. Gaikwad, HOD of Anatomy and Dr. Sujit Tripathy, HOD of Orthopaedics were the Co-chairpersons, Dr. E. T. Patro was the organizing secretary, Dr. Pravash Ranjan Mishra was in charge of Hospitality and Co-ordination and Dr. Prabhas Ranjan Tripathy was the Treasurer of the organizing committee.

    Delegates from all over the country participated in the workshop.

    Resource faculties were:-
    1. Dr. Varun Chandra from TMH, Jamshedpur
    2. Dr. Shubhranshu Mohanty from KEMH, Mumbai
    3. Dr. Chitta Prasad Das from West End Hospital, Cuttack
    4. Dr. Aditya Aggarwal from PGIMER, Chandigarh
    5. Dr. Vijay Kumar from AIIMS, New Delhi
    6. Dr. Tarun Goyal from AIIMS, Rishikesh

    Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Director, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar was a chief guest of the inauguration and Dr. Aditya Aggarwal, Additional Professor, Orthopaedics, PGI, Chandigarh was the guest of honour. The inaugural program was followed by scientific sessions, where the different steps of TKR and special situations were also discussed. In the hands on workshop, the participants performed the TKR procedure step by step and had discussions with the resources faculties during the procedure. It was a great learning experience by one and all.

  • 13 March, 2015 : First CHEMOPORT INSERTION procedure at AIIMS BBSR
  • 1st case of CHEMOPORT INSERTION done by Dr. Prakash Sasmal, Asst Professor, Dept of Surgery, Dr. P Bhaskar Rao, Asst Professor, Dept of Anaesthesia & Critical Care with Dr. Saroj Das Majumdar, Asst Professor, Dept of Radio Oncology with the Operation theatre support team successfully performed this procedure for a cancer patient at AIIMS BBSR.

  • 09 March, 2015 : 1st hands on training on Minimal Access Surgery at AIIMS BBSR
  • 9-10th March 2015:
    The Departments of Surgery & O&G conducted the 1st Workshop and Hands on Training Programme on Minimal Access Surgical Techniques (M.A.S.T.). It was a good academic feast for the residents who registered. Twelve patients were demonstrated in the workshop including cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hernioplasty, fundoplication, hysterectomy, ovarian cystectomy. For the first time at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, there was a live transmission of the surgeries to the classroom for the MBBS students, who were greatly benefited by seeing the surgeries and interacting with the faculty members.

  • 08 March, 2015 : The 27th Annual Conference of Anatomical Society of India, Odisha State Chapter-2015
  • The Department of Anatomy, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar had organised the 27th Annual Conference of Anatomical Society of India, Odisha State Chapter-2015 on 8 Bhubaneswar. Anatomists and faculties from different Medical Colleges of Odisha participated in the conference. Dr. Santanu Kumar Kar, Director of Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) was the Chief Guest of the conference and he highlighted the importance of Research in Anatomy in medical curriculum. The organisers felicitated Prof. (Dr.) K. Rama Rao, who retired recently from KIMS, Bhubaneswar, for his life time contributions to the field of Anatomy. Two scientific sessions were held in which a good numbers of scientific papers were presented. Panel discussions were held on scarcity of cadavers in Odisha and Importance of Bone banking system. The conference ended with the General Body Meeting in which different issues i.e. the venue for next conference, new office bearers, other agenda of the association were discussed. th March 2015 at Academic Block, AIIMS,

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