Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal, organised Raktdan Amrit Mahotsav to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modiís birthday on Saturday.
The Additional Secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH & FW) Dr Manohar Adnani inaugurated the event in presence of AIIMS director Dr Ajay Singh. Others present included dean Dr Rajesh Malik, Medical Superintendent Dr Manisha Shrivastava.
The students and faculty of AIIMS Bhopal organised awareness activities to promote voluntary blood donation. A pledge was taken to register as voluntary blood donors.
A street play was performed by students of AIIMS. Besides, an awareness rally was carried out by the faculty, staff and students. AIIMS has registered the maximum number of donors in Bhopal. It has registered 1,292 donors on E raktkosh. At least 100 volunteers are expected to donate blood at AIIMS, Bhopal.
World Patient Safety Day was observed in AIIMS, Bhopal. Theme for this year is medication errors. Director Prof Ajay Singh laid stress on continuous learning to prevent and reduce medication errors. The reasons and preventive measures for medication errors were discussed.
September is observed as Newborn Screening Awareness Month globally. Department of pediatrics, AIIMS, Bhopal is conducting several activities to create awareness about newborn screening. A state level quiz was conducted online.
Students from AIIMS Bhopal and stateís medical colleges participated in the quiz. The first prize was won by Dr Nivedita (AIIMS Bhopal), second prize by Dr Harish (AIIMS Bhopal) and third prize was won by Dr Vasudevan (GRMC, Gwalior).
Maternal Death Surveillance and Response training
State level training on Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) organised by National Health Mission (NHM), MP, at AIIMS. The Faculty members from AIIMS Bhopal actively participated and contributed to the deliberations in a State Level training program on MDSR training programme organised by the Maternal Health Division of National Health.
The various issues and challenges in current MDSR processes, existing MDSR guidelines, and institutionalisation of the MDSR process were discussed during this program.