All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) Cuttack for academic, research and comprehensive rehabilitation care.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar executive director Ashutosh Biswas and SVNIRTAR Director P.P. Mohanty signed the MoU on Wednesday to jointly work on several aspects for holistic rehabilitation care.
Biswas said that the two prominent national institutes will work on referral of patients (like Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Burn and Plastic Surgery, Pediatrics, Medicine) and departments of SVNIRTAR like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics etc.) to improve healthcare and research in specialised areas.
He also emphasised on scope of expansion for rehabilitation care to other patient groups such as Cardiovascular, Mental, Cancer etc.
This MoU has also aimed to design various short term academic programmes in the form of fellowship, collaborative research, conduct symposia, colloquium, workshops, seminars and conferences on chosen topics and areas to train students in both the institutions, the director said
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