December 13, 2023: AIIMS New Delhi welcomed a new era in healthcare as Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya, unveiled a suite of state-of-the-art facilities on Wednesday. The dedication ceremony included the inauguration of the Mother and Child Block, Surgical Block, National Centre for Geriatrics, New Paid Ward in the Main Hospital, Centre for Advanced Research in Hospital Infection Control, Forensic DNA Laboratory at JPN Apex Trauma Centre, Centre for Medical Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CMIE), and Private Ward Wing at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Jhajjar.
Minister Mandaviya took the opportunity to laud AIIMS New Delhi, hailing it as a “beacon that sets conventions and principles for the entire nation.” During his address, he commended the dedicated doctors at AIIMS, attributing the institution’s stellar reputation to their commitment and enthusiasm.
The primary aim of inaugurating these cutting-edge facilities is to enhance healthcare services for the general populace, ensuring that quality and affordable healthcare reaches every corner of the nation. Minister Mandaviya emphasized the government’s broader initiative to revolutionize healthcare in India, underscoring the establishment of 1,70,000 Ayushman Aarogya Mandirs as a significant step forward.
Recognizing the unwavering commitment of Indian healthcare professionals to the principle of “sewa” or service, Minister Mandaviya pointed out that this tradition is deeply embedded in India’s cultural heritage, now acknowledged globally. Reflecting on India’s response to the global COVID crisis, he highlighted not only the country’s strengths in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors but also its adherence to the values of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.’ Even in the face of a global medicine shortage, India continued to supply critical medicines to the world without escalating prices.
Joining Minister Mandaviya at the inauguration were Union Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, SP Singh Baghel and Bharati Pravin Pawar, along with Union Health Secretary Sudhansh Pant and AIIMS New Delhi Director M Srinivas.
As per an official government release, these newly unveiled facilities at AIIMS New Delhi signify a transformative leap in healthcare infrastructure and services. Equipped with cutting-edge technology and modern amenities, they underscore AIIMS New Delhi’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of healthcare delivery. The expansion aims to address the evolving healthcare needs of the growing population and solidify AIIMS New Delhi’s position as a global leader in medical innovation.
The new infrastructure, boasting advanced medical equipment and facilities designed to accommodate the latest breakthroughs in medical science, will contribute to improved patient outcomes and a more efficient healthcare delivery system. With the addition of these facilities, AIIMS New Delhi aims to reduce patient waiting times and expand its capacity to serve a larger number of individuals while remaining steadfast in its commitment to providing accessible, world-class healthcare to the community.