Bhubaneswar: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar would introduce traditional systems of treatment such as ayurveda, yoga, homoeopathy and unani in two to three months’ time. This was informed by its director Dr Ashok Kumar Mohapatra.
Dr Mohapatra said the national healthcare institute has planned to open outpatient departments (OPDs) to provide these tradition systems of treatment for minor ailments like cough, cold, fever and stomach disorder to lessen pressure on existing limited staffs in the premier institute.
Dr Mohapatra said the treatments with lesser side effects would also cost less to the patients in comparison to allopathic treatment. He further informed that it is not possible for the institute to provide in-patient facility in these schools of medicine at present.
Presently, the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar has more than 200 beds with 26 departments, including Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Orthopedics. It has plans to enhance the bed strength to 500 and the numbers of departments to 50.
The expansion project of the hospital is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December this year, sources said.