According to sources, the Central government has decided to organise a ‘Chintan Shivir’ that will primarily focus on improving the functioning of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country.
According to sources, experts and stakeholders will discuss standards of teaching, learning, research, and service delivery for patients at AIIMS during the upcoming Chintan Shivir, which will be held on August 24-25.
Another focus will be on evaluating “patient satisfaction” in AIIMS, such as developing institutional procedures to make facilities available to patients “at ease.”
AIIMS become common platform for various clinical research purposes
The Chintan Shivir will be led by directors from various AIIMS and colleges across India, and it will focus on how AIIMS can become a common platform for various clinical research purposes. Earlier this year, on May 7, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya addressed the concluding session of ‘Swasthya Chintan Shivir,’ the 14th Conference of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare (CCHFW), which will be held in Kevadia, Gujarat, from May 5-7, 2022. Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, and Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, joined him.
The three-day conference was attended by state health ministers, health secretaries, state health representatives, representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog, ICMR, and scientists.
Dr Mandaviya had started his address by stating that “Siddhi (accomplishment) is the driving force behind any Sankalp (resolution).”
Appreciating the participation of around 25 Health and Medical Education Ministers in the 3-day “Swasthya Chintan Shivir”, he had said, “we have been enriched by deep insight of knowledge due to presentation of best practices by states. This provided us knowledge regarding effective implementation of government schemes in the health sector.”
He further stated that “all States have shared one best practice, so now we have more than 25 best practices to learn from and implement across the country. Goals of centre and States are complementary. It is the goal of states which would define policy making at the central level”.