Rishikesh: MoU signed for health care during religious trips in the state between AIIMS and WISH  Foundation 

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Rishikesh: MoU was signed between All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS Rishikesh and Wish Foundation working in the field of health care. In which Executive Director and CEO Professor Dr. Meenu Singh signed on behalf of the institute and Rakesh Kumar, former IAS officer and CEO of the Foundation, signed on behalf of Wish Foundation. Whereas in this agreement, Dr. Madhur Uniyal of AIIMS and Mrs. Amrit Rai, representative of the Foundation, signed as witnesses. It was told that the purpose of this agreement between the two organizations will be to provide cooperation in health care matters in view of the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand and other religious pilgrimages taking place in the state.

Under the MoU, AIIMS will assess the health related problems in religious pilgrimages taking place in the state. Apart from this, it will prepare instructions and SOP to provide better health services. In view of the agreement, AIIMS will prepare a training program and train health care workers of the state government and other people associated with Char Dham and other yatras who can prove to be helpful for the better health of the pilgrims during the yatra. Besides, after all the above mentioned SOPs, protocols and training programs are ready, clinical audit will also be conducted for quality control. It was told that Wish Foundation (Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Health) is doing remarkable work in the field of Artificial Intelligence. On this occasion, Executive Director of the institute, Professor Dr. Meenu Singh said that AIIMS is established in Uttarakhand, it is a matter of good fortune for all of us. Through the institute, we are getting the opportunity to serve the pilgrims and tourists from the country and the world coming on religious pilgrimages to the state. Since crores of pilgrims from India and abroad come to the area during religious pilgrimages like Char Dham and Kumbh Mela, AIIMS is determined to provide better health services to the pilgrims and cooperate with the state government like before.

Dr. Madhur Uniyal, AIIMS’ nodal officer for health care in Chardham Yatra and State Health Co-ordination Officer, said that in the past too, AIIMS Institute had prepared master trainer doctors for Chardham Yatra, who were senior doctors of Uttarakhand Health Department. Were. Whereas at present the institute is training first responder drivers and conductors of all 13 districts of Uttarakhand for the journey. He said that in the past years also, AIIMS has prepared health SOPs and protocols, training programs on many occasions, which have been adopted and implemented by the state government. On this occasion, the Institute’s Law Officer Pradeep Chandra Pandey and other officers were present.


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