Our results in sophisticated medical and surgical care among the best in the world.The most satisfying aspect of this endeavour is that these cutting-edge modalities are being actually used for the poor.

AIIMS strives hard to make world class clinical care available to millions of underprivileged citizens of India and neighbouringcountries.While its magnificent buildings and hi-tech facilities may create a superficial image of elitism, a visit to
AIIMS is enough to dispel any such illusion

Its corridors are thronged by patients,most of them too poor to afford quality treatment
elsewhere.They come here with high hopes because of the reputation which AIIMS
has built up.AIIMS is, at present,not a single hospital but a conglomerate of facilities.It
has over 1500 spread over the main hospital, Dr.Rajendra Prasad Centre for 
Ophthalmic sciences, Cardiothoracic Centre, Neurosciences Centre,Institute Rotary
Centre Hospital and Deaddiction Centre. This complex of facilities caters to about 1.5
million outpatients and 80,000 inpatients every year .The number of surgical operations
performed at AIIMS last year was over 100,000.
Coronary Bypass Surgery
                                                                                                                                                                         Coronary bypass surgery in progress at the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Cardiothoracic Centre,AIIMS

First Heart Transplant
Shri Devi Ram, the first heart transplant patient in India, operated on 3 August 1994 at AIIMS.

However, the strength of AIIMS lies not in numbers, but in availability under one roof of the best
team of medical and surgical experts, state-of-the-art equipment, and our capacity to rise to the
occasion to meet diagnostic or public health challenges.Be it the autoanalyser or the linear
accelerator,magnetic resonance  imaging or the  gamma knife, AIIMS has them all. Once
something new arrives on  the scene,someone, somewhere in the Institute takes the initiative and
musters the energy and drive required to get it
Among the areas pioneered by AIIMS are cardiac catheterization,heart  valve surgery,
porto-caval surgery, neonatal surgery,jointreplacement, cochlear  implant and multi organ
transplants (cornea, kidney,bone marrow,heart and liver).Our  results in  sophisticated
medical and surgical care are among the best in the world. The most satisfying aspect of
this endeavour is that these cutting- edge modalities are being actually used for is that

Laser Treatment
A patient undergoing laser treatment at Dr.Rajendra  Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences,AIIMS.

Nursing Care At AIIMS
The hi-tech facilities and nursing care at AIIMS have contributed a lot to the survival of these quadruplets

  The role of AIIMS in patient care is not confined to our own hospital.AIIMS has trained
  physicians and surgeons who have fanned out across the country and abroad.For       
  decades a large proportion of neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiac surgeons,
  paediatric surgeons and gastroenterologists were from AIIMS,simply because we were
  the first to start courses in these superspecialities.New we have D M courses also in
  endocrinology and medical oncology.The nation has invested heavily in AIIMS from its
  doubt that AIIMS meager resources in an attempt to provide the best possible health
  care to its people irrespective of their paying capacity. Few would has fulfilled its

BCR green signals
ABL red signals Arrows show fusion signals

Interface Cell

An interphase cell from a Philadelphia Chromosome positive patient having chronic myeloid leukemia.The cellshows b c r/ a b/chimeric fusion gene(oncogene).  The yellow signal represents overlapping of b c r green)and a b/ (red) signals.

Neurosurgical Patient   Magnetic Resonance Imaging
A neurosurgical patient being prepared for treatment with the recetly installed gamma knife  

A patient undergoing investigation at the state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging facility of AIIMS.

Multichannel  Autoanalyser
A multichannal autoanalyser which can give quick estimation of several parameters of blood chemistry using a very small blood sample.

Extension Services

The comprehensive rural health services project (CRHSP) was at established,
ballabgarh, about 35 km from AIIMS,to serve as a model for delivery of health care
to the villages of india. It consist of a subdivisional hospitals and   network of a
primary health centres,  subcentres and health workers. Its unique feature is a
strong element of participation of the community in its own care. The   project has
demonstrated their major improvement in health can be achieved with modest

Mrs.Renuka Chowdhury,Minister of Health
& Family Welfare and President of AIIMS,
looking at some posters at an exhibition on
Lifestyle and Health after inaugurating it
at AIIMS on 25 september 1997

Outdoor Out Patient Clinic
An outdoor out patient clinic in a slum at the urbal extension service of Center for Community Medicine, AIIMS.

  Most of the health indices set as a goals for the country for the year 2000 have
  already been achieved in the ballabgarh block. The infent morality rate in CRHSP
  is  54.6 per 1000 live births per year against the national average is 74.There are
  no maternal deaths in this population against a national figure  of 200-400 per
  1,00,000 live births per year. Immunization coverage of children and  pregnant
  women is over 95% as is the coveragr for vitamin A, ORT use during diarrhoea
  and early appropriate treament of pneumonia in children.
Other extension activities of AIIMS include amodel community-based urban health project and  
a Deaddiction Centres.

Undergoing Treatment
Back on his feet. A patient undergoing treatment in the Department of Physical Medical and Rehabilitation


AIIMS at Glance
Patient Care
First Director of AIIMS
Ex-Directors of AIIMS