Hospital Services : Inpatient Department (IPD)

The IPD Services at AIIMS, Jodhpur are totally paperless form the very beginning. Hospital services especially Inpatient Department form the significant component of the scope of All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Jodhpur. Inpatient Department (IPD) is important not only towards providing advanced treatment to sick patients but is also essential for providing quality undergraduate training for our MBBS and MSc (Nursing) students. The institute has been rapidly consolidating the established infrastructure and improving on the equipments and services being provided at the Institute. This provides for a better health care for our patients. IPD services were started on 5th February 2014 on the 2nd and 4th Floor of the OPD Block. Now, with the addition of the Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal and Pediatric care units, Labour Room and Day Care Ward, the IPD has extended to the 1st to the 4th Floor of the OPD Block. Currently, we are functioning with 204 beds in the IPD. The usual bed occupancy rate at the hospital in more than 95% with vacant beds a rarity. To ensure optimal utilization of the IPD beds, we have stayed away from Departmental bed distribution but have opted to have a general ward system. In this system, no beds are reserved for any specific speciality but can be utilized by any speciality for admitting patients. Our wards are fully airconditioned and also have a provision of Semi-Private and Private wards. All wards are adequately provided by manpower so as to ensure optimum comfort to the patient. All medicines, injections and other consumables are provided to the patient free of cost and are included in the built in bed charges. The total number of patients admitted to the IPD for year 2015-16 has been six thousand four hundred and thirteen (6413). This takes the number of patients admitted to the IPD since inception to eight thousand seven hundred and twenty nine (8729). This years admission data demonstrates almost a three fold jump since the last year. This is a testament to the quality services being provided at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital.
Labour Room services were started at the AIIMS Hospital from 10th December 2015. More than 40 deliveries were performed since inception in the year 2015-16 which included both normal deliveries and caesarian sections. We are gradually increasing obstetric services at the Institute. An advanced bronchoscopy room has been established in the IPD. Advanced diagnostic bronchoscopic procedures like endobronchial biopsy, transbronchial lung biopsy and transbronchial needle aspiration are being performed. More than 120 bronchoscopic procedures during last one year including NBI (Narrow Band Imaging) bronchoscopy to detect early cancer lesions. The facility for pulmonary function tests are also included in the bronchoscopy room. With advanced and critical treatment being provided at the Institute, the need and utilization of the Intensive care units at the Hospital has been increasing. We have a functioning 6 bedded Adult Intensive Care Unit along with Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive care units. The total bed strength of ICU at the Hospital is 18 beds. All these beds are provided with advanced ventilators, warmers, multiparameter monitors, bed side sonography and round the clock services. Facilty for blood gas analysis is also available in the ICU complex. The Intensive care unit complex has catered to four hundred and seventy one (471) patients in the year 2015-16. Adult ICU has managed 234 critically ill patients. The pediatric and neonatal intensive care units have managed 247 babies including very low birth weight babies. Surgical care forms a critical part of any Hospital service. The surgical treatment was started on 31st March 2014 with one operating theatre. This was expanded to 5 major operating theatres on 25th September 2014. The operation theatre complex also has a minor operating theatre to take care of minor surgical procedures. All operating theatres are equipped with advanced anaesthesia workstations and monitoring equipments. Fibreoptic bronchoscopy and laryngoscopy equipments are installed for tackling all the difficult intubations in the operating theatres. Ceiling mounted operating theatre LED lights, advanced operating tables, noiseless suction machines and a variety of advanced energy devices have been installled in the theatres. Apart from the routine open surgical instruments, the operating theatres also has four advanced Laparoscopic towers and advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic equipments available which can take care of all major operative endevours. The institute has catered to three thousand one hundred and twenty six (3126) major operations in the year 2015-16. This has taken the number of major surgeries performed at the Institute since inception to more than four thousand cases (4042). This has included advances surgical procedures like conjoined twins separation, whipple’s procedure, leino-renal shunts, commando’s procedures, laparoscopic Wertheims Hysterectomy, Knee and Hip replacements etc The institute has the distinction of being one of the first institutes in government sector (after AIIMS Delhi) to have successfully performed a conjoined twin separation. It took the contribution and hard work of more than 60 medical personnel to successfully separate and manage the conjoined twins after separation. It is a testament to the rapid growth the Institute has made in the field of health care. The institute has also established minimal access surgery and is quietly pushing the frontiers of MIS both at a state level and nationally. The institute also became the first Institute in Rajasthan to do a laparoscopic Wertheim’s hysterectomy. The institute also was among the first institutes to start neonatal minimal access procedures. Cochlear Implantation for deafness is also being done regularly at the institute. The institute has been steadily consolidating on the foundations laid over the previous years and has been successful in increasing utilization of the existing resources to the maximum. The future plans of expansion includes expanding the bed strength to 500 beds and to increase the number of operating theatres to ten to allow the Institute to cater to a larger segment of population.