Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, speaking at the 7th meeting of the Central Institute Body (CIB) of AIIMS and Chintan Shivir, reaffirmed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s commitment to making healthcare accessible and affordable for all citizens. The CIB serves as the highest decision-making body for all AIIMS institutions, covering crucial aspects such as finance, infrastructure, recruitment, policy enforcement, and procurement. The meeting aimed to review the progress of decisions made during previous CIB meetings, as per a health ministry statement.
Minister Mansukh Mandaviya highlighted the significance of Chintan Shivir as a platform for productive discussions with experts and higher officials. He stressed that these discussions would contribute to the development of better practices at premier health institutions like AIIMS. The minister expressed confidence that the event would lead to improved practices and strengthened facilities at AIIMS, aligning with the government’s vision of providing accessible and affordable healthcare to every citizen.
आज नई दिल्ली में एम्स की 7वीं केंद्रीय संस्थान निकाय बैठक व चिंतन शिविर की अध्यक्षता की।
चिंतन शिविर ने उच्च अधिकारियों और विशेषज्ञों के साथ विचार-विमर्श करने का एक ऐसा मंच प्रदान किया है, जो एम्स जैसे प्रमुख स्वास्थ्य संस्थाओं की बेहतर कार्यप्रणाली विकसित करने में मदद करेगा। pic.twitter.com/bwVPRQW9Hq
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) July 29, 2023
Emphasizing that success for doctors goes beyond medical treatment, Minister Mandaviya urged the preservation of AIIMS’ esteemed reputation as the country’s paramount medical institution. He encouraged all dignitaries to contribute to the growth and success of the institution, leaving a positive legacy for future generations.
Minister of State for Health S P Singh Baghel urged delegates, particularly AIIMS representatives, to work collectively in the interest of the country, patients, and the institution, aiming to elevate AIIMS to new heights.
Member of Parliament Ramesh Bhiduri emphasized the importance of Chintan Shivir in fostering an environment where new ideas are generated, and participants are motivated to enhance their work through healthy competition.
Members of Parliament Manoj Tiwari expressed optimism that the comprehensive discussions held during the Chintan Shivir would significantly contribute to elevating AIIMS institutes to a global standard of excellence. He also commended the ongoing improvements in India’s healthcare infrastructure.
Dr V K Paul, NITI Aayog Member (Health), acknowledged the importance of the CIB meetings and the significant decisions made through them. He stressed the need to prioritize student welfare at AIIMS and advised representatives to address stress and workload concerns. Additionally, he highlighted the importance of providing counseling to patients and their families.
During the conclave, participants engaged in discussions on various agendas, including follow-ups on earlier Chintan Shivir recommendations and the functioning of new AIIMS institutions. The government’s commitment to enhancing healthcare accessibility and quality remains at the forefront of these discussions.