AIIMS’ contribution in the fields of medical education, research and specialized treatment is widely acknowledged. The main object of the institute is to demonstrate high-standard of medical education, training of personnel and to conduct experiments and research in various disciplines of medical sciences.
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India; to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education.
The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. As provided in the Act, AIIMS conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees. Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS is the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for B.Sc.(Hons.) Nursing post-certificate) degrees.
Twenty-five clinical departments including four super specialty centers manage practically all types of disease conditions with support from pre- and Para-clinical departments. However, burn cases, dog-bite cases and patients suffering from infectious diseases are not entertained in the AIIMS Hospital. AIIMS also manages a 60-beded hospital in the Comprehensive Rural Health Centre at Ballabgarh in Haryana and provides health cover to about 2.5 lakh population through the Centre for Community Medicine.
AIIMS Main Hospital is located at Ansari Nagar, in front of Safdarjung Hospital at the crossing of Ring Road and Aurobindo Marg. Main entrance is on Aurobindo Marg.
NUMBER OF BEDS, DOCTORS, NURSES ETC.
The hospital has a total of 1766 beds (incl. newly constructed Emergency & Private wards)
There are 1323 doctors (incl. Faculty members, Sr. and Jr. Residents) And 1810 Nurses.
Out Patient Services
Super Speciality Services:- following Centres provide these services-
- Cardio Thoracic and Neuro Sciences Centre.
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences.
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital.
- National Drugs Dependency Treatment Centre, Ghaziabad.
Many facilities are provided at OPD level e.g. ECG, Plaster, Injection and Immunization Room, Contraception and MTP Services, Minor Surgical Intervention, Physiotherapy, Bronchoscopy, Endoscopy etc.
Medical fitness / Medical examination and other such certificates are issued after paying the requisite fees. For this purpose contact the central registration office, ground floor OPD.
The decision to admit a patient rests with the treating doctor. The patient will be admitted only if a vacant bed is available. But, in case of emergency, out of turn admission may be done.
Wheel chairs, patient trolleys etc. are available free of charge at the entrance of OPD.
OPDs have waiting hall with chairs, STD booth, TVs, lifts, ramp for Ortho OPD, public utilities like drinking water & toilets etc. at each floor.
You should park your vehicle in the paid parking only otherwise it is likely to be towed away.
To meet day-to-day needs of patients, there is canteen and grocery shop in front of the private ward block; medical stores, book shops, general store and STD booths in the subway nearby.
OUT PATIENT & EMERGENCY FACILITIES
All in-patients receive treatment by team of Resident Doctors and Nurses, available round the clock, under the supervision and guidance of Faculty Members of AIIMS.
- Hospital Attendants are available in different wards to help in patient care and related activities.
All the wards are fully equipped with modern gadgets & equipments e.g. ventilators, monitors, defibrillators, nebulisers; central O2 & suction supply etc. to provide top quality medical care.
Indoor services have central air conditioning, hot and cold water, toilets, portable X-ray machines, ECG services - (2nd floor, C2 ward), Generator back up, emergency lights, internal telephone, chairs for attendants etc.
Waste disposal is done as per the established rules (Biomedical waste management and handling rules, 1998) and utmost care is taken to keep the premises neat and clean.
Every inpatient is provided with two attendant passes.
Visitors are allowed only during notified visiting hours i.e. 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Special Investigations like USG, CT, MRI etc. are changed as per the rates approved by Government and revised from time to time.
For very poor patients, on recommendation of treating Doctor, the hospital charges may be waived off by Med. Supdt./ his nominee and costly drugs/surgical items may be provided by the hospital. Financial assistance is also available through Prime Minister's Relief Fund, NIAF and other such funds. You may contact Medical Social Service Dept. & Welfare Officer in this regard.
Bed linen is changed at the time of admission, thereafter on every alternate day and also whenever required.
Food is served three times a day. Also, Tea is provided in the morning.
Facilities provided in private ward - Each room has - attached toilets & bath room, T.V. with cable connection, Refrigerator, A.C., sofas, bed for attendant, chairs and table, geyser, emergency light, phone with incoming facility etc.
Destitute unattended patients are provided with attendants from hospital, drugs & surgical items are provided from hospital and all hospital charges are waived. Medical Social Service Officers help in location and calling the relatives/family members of unattended/unknown patients Destitute patients are relocated to some destitute home after discharge from hospital.
Short Admissions requiring stay for less than 24 hours are done for minor illness/some investigations/Interventions. At present the admission charges for this are Rs. 60/-
Day care facility is available for certain types of operations. e.g. laproscopic surgery; day care chemotherapy; blood transfusion, dialysis, endoscopies and similar interventions.
Operation Theratres The institute has fully equipped modern Operation Theatres, where all kinds of major and minor surgeries are performed using the latest techniques and technology. For routine surgeries, the respective departments maintain waiting list. Patients are called and operated upon as per the waiting list. But, in case of emergencies/urgencies, the out of turn surgeries are also performed, at the discretion at the treating doctors. The patient should get is Pre-Anaesthetic check up done in PAC Room on 5th floor OPD Block during afternoon before getting admitted for operation and follow the instructions given by the treating Doctors.
ICUs The hospital has fully equipped Main ICU at 8th Floor, AB wing to provide expert ICU care. There are ICUs/HDUs in few wards of main hospital and CTVS ICU & NS ICU in CN Centre. Patients requiring urgent ICU care are admitted to ICUs at the discretion of treating Doctors.
Emergency Lab - 24 hours, throughout the year, for all emergency investigations.
Routine Lab - Sample Collection Timings:-
Weeks Days - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
All type of routine and special investigations incl. Biochemical, microbiological, pathology, immunology and genetic studies are done at AIIMS.
Blood Bank:- AIIMS has a licensed modern, state of the art Blood Bank that functions 24 hours a day and provides facilities for blood donation, storage, issue of blood and its components. Strict precautions are taken and testing is done to prevent any borne infection. If your patient requires blood transfusions, then you are requested to arrange healthy blood donors for donating blood in order to reduce shortage of blood.
Ambulance facility is available to transfer patients to other hospitals or meet any exigency/disaster situation.
If required, patients' attendants may stay in Raj Gharia Dharamshala / Sureka Vishram Sadan after paying the prevailing charges situated near the East Campus of AIIMS.
Free battery operated vans (Parikrama Sewa) are available for transporting patients and attendants with in the campus.