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AIIMS to be upgraded to make it patient-friendly

To make the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) more patient-friendly, Union Health Minister JP Nadda will, on Wednesday, inaugurate a campaign that aims at upgrading sanitation, digitisation and staff management at the country's premier medical institution.

Under the Kaya Kalp Abhiyan, a campaign that will be launched on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet Clean India campaign, many new committees will be formed on sanitation, cleanliness and maintenance of various departments. The Health Minister will also launch a logo and poster of the campaign.

"This will be a big campaign aimed at several necessities related to the hospital, which were lacking till now. Through this campaign, we are trying to transform the hospital into a better one. Image building will also be a part of it," said, V Srinivas, deputy director of administration at AIIMS.

He said the Central government has set aside a sum of Rs1 crore in the form of <g data-gr-id="23">immediate</g> sum and after looking at the work further funds will be released. 

"We have also decided to categorise all departments of the hospital. Under the high-risk departments, there will be departments such as operation theatres and laboratories. Similarly in the mid-risk departments, we will include rooms where all sorts of records are being kept. The last category will be of <g data-gr-id="26">low risk</g> departments," he said.
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