The Central government has planned to conduct a ‘Chintan Shivir’ that would largely focus on strengthening the running of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the nation, according to reports by ANI.
According to reports, professionals and stakeholders will examine standards of teaching, learning, research, and service delivery for patients at AIIMS during the next Chintan Shivir, which will be place on August 24-25.
Another focus will be on analysing “patient happiness” in AIIMS, such as improving institutional processes to make amenities available to patients “with ease,” according to sources.
The Chintan Shivir will have directors from various AIIMS, colleges in India and will focus on how AIIMS can become common platform for various clinical research purposes.
Earlier, on May 7 this year, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya addressed the concluding session of ‘Swasthya Chintan Shivir’, the 14th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare (CCHFW), at Kevadia, Gujarat from May 5-7, 2022. He was joined by Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.
State Health Ministers, Health Secretaries, State health representatives, representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog, ICMR and scientists participated in the three-day long conference.
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”.