The 43rd Convocation of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has recently concluded in New Delhi where finance minister Arun Jaitley, presided over as the Chief Guest.
The talking about internal matters of institutes the finance minister said "For its better functioning, the ministries should abstain from getting over-involved in its internal matters. The government needs to support hospitals and should not get into the micro management of the institutions as it hampers the institution's growth," said the minister.
A total of 552 students who completed various courses at India's premiere health institute, including masters in medicine and surgery, received their degrees. Health minister J P Nadda was also present at the convocation.
The Health Minister, eluding to the instances of cases against doctors in consumer courts and the growing complaints against rude behavior by doctors in public hospitals, urged doctors to remember the Hippocratic oath and to show compassion and kindness while treating their patients. He reminded those present to rededicate themselves to the cause of healthcare and healing of the sick and the needy.
The Finance Minister also gave away awards for Lifetime Achievement to former senior faculty members of AIIMS for their meritorious service. Shri Jaitley also announced recognition of AIIMS as an Institute of National Eminence and 100% tax exemption for any voluntary donation made to AIIMS.