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Dr. S. C. Dash of KIMS Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award
26.03.2014
 
World Health Day celebrated at KIMS & KIDS
07.04.2013
Oral Health Camp Conducted by Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences on World Health Day
07.04.2013
MCI Nod for Permanent Recognition to KIMS 
08.03.2013
 
KIMS Organising Poster Competition on Girl Child
27.02.2013
 
ORACON-2013 Conducted At KIDS On World Cancer Day
04.02.2013
 
KIDS Students Excel at Odisha State IDA Annual Dental Conference
20.12.2012
 
KIMS Girl Tops Utkal University M.B.B.S. Examination
18.10.2012
 
Rare surgery in KIMS Tracheal Stenosis Repair by Coblation
18.08.2012
 
Poster Caption Competition in KIMS
05.07.2012
 
Rarest total hip replacement surgery in KIMS
20.06.2012
 
KIMS Among Top 30 Medical Colleges of India
17.05.2012
 
CME on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PID) at KIMS
08.04.2012
 
Life saving surgery at KIMS
25.12.2011
 
Mega Blood Donation Camp: KIIT Makes Record
19.11.2011
Inauguration of Advanced Medical Equipments in KIMS
13.10.2011
World Sight Day observed
13.10.2011
 
International Award for KIMS Director
12.10.2011
 
KIMS Doctors Visit Germany
07.09.2011
 
KIMS Nurses Top Quiz Competition
18.05.2011
 
Rare Surgery in KIMS: Docs Open Infant’s Nasal Pore
17.05.2011
 
No Tobacco Day: KIMS Organises Awareness Programme
 
Rare Surgery in KIMS: Catheter Removed from Lungs after 33 yrs
14.05.2011
 
KIMS Gets MCI Approval for MD Courses
11.04.2011
 
KIMS Student Tops in MBBS Exam, 2010
25.03.2011
KIIT inks MOU with UNICEF, Odisha
31.12.2010
KIMS organized “CME on Nanotechnology in Cancer Therapy”
20.10.2010
Honour for KIMS Director
04.10.2010
Rare ENT Surgery in KIMS
23.09.2010
International Conference on Bioinformatics Inaugurated at KIIT
03.09.2010
KIMS Performs Rare Hip Replacement Surgery
14.06.2010
KIIT awarded Biggest Blood Donor Organization
18.06.2010
KIMS Observes International Nurses' Week
12.05.2010
     

Dr. S. C. Dash of KIMS Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof (Dr.) Suresh Chandra Dash, eminent Nephrologist and Director, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), was conferred "Lifetime Achievement Award" by Delhi Odia Doctors' Association (DODA) on 23rd March 2014 during the inauguration of its Annual Conference at PGIMER, RML Hospital, New Delhi in presence of Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. K. Patnaik, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Luv Verma, Union Health Secretary, Govt. of India, the Director General, Health Services and the Director of AIIMS, New Delhi.

The honour was bestowed upon him for his pioneering contribution to furthering Nephrology as a clinician, teacher and researcher in the country’s premier medical institution - the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He led the department of Nephrology at AIIMS for 19 years out of his 31 years of service in the faculty. He initiated the deceased donor program in New Delhi in 1994 for which he was commended by the Prime Minister of India.

Dr. Dash has numerous laurels to his credit. For his contribution to research and service in Medicine & Nephrology, he was awarded FRCP London, UK. He also received Bansal Oration of IACM, 2005, Dr. RT Jain Oration ISN, 2005 & GC Mishra, IMA Oration1991, JM Patel Oration, ISOT 2006 & RN Tagore Oration (API) 2011. He is the founder of Indian Academy of Nephrology and its current president.

Dr. Dash has been a visiting professor to Royal Post Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London (1992-93). He has set-up a Hemodialysis unit in Bir Hospital, Kathmandhu under the Indo-Nepal friendship Treaty. He is widely published and has been an invited speaker at various national and international conferences.

World Health Day celebrated at KIMS & KIDS

World Health Day was celebrated by Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) on 7th April, 2013. All students of KIMS and KIDS gathered to participate in a rally held on the occasion. The theme of the day was “Control your Blood Pressure & Control your Life”. Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University, flagged off the rally in the presence of Dr. B. C. Das, Principal, KIMS, Dr. Sonali Kar, Dept of Community Medicine, Dr. P. K. Das, Livelihood Director, KISS among others.

Oral Health Camp Conducted by Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences on World Health Day

Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) under KIIT University conducted an Oral Health Camp in the two staff colonies of NABARD at Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar on World Health Day, 7th April, 2013. According to the WHO, Oral health affects General health and thereby changes the quality of life and well-being of an individual. Moreover, more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations, which means your dentist may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem. The camp covered nearly 150 employees of NABARD and their family members. The team comprised of 10 doctors and assistants from KIDS who performed consultation and a thorough oral screening with advanced diagnostic aids. In the camp an Oral Cancer Screening was also done by NOCPI and various tobacco associated diseases were detected and the patients were referred to KIDS for further investigations and treatment. People were also educated about maintaining proper oral hygiene and about the ill effects of tobacco use through banners.

MCI Nod for Permanent Recognition to KIMS 

Medical Council of India (MCI) has accorded permanent recognition to Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. KIMS has been offering M.B.B.S. course from 2007. A medical college becomes eligible for permanent recognition after completion of five years, as per MCI rules and guidelines. MCI had recommended permanent recognition for KIMS to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India during last week of February after inspection by a high level MCI team. The Ministry was pleased to grant the permanent recognition acting on the recommendations. A notification to this effect has been issued today. Permanent recognition will provide a boost to the standing of this premier medical college of the country. This achievement of KIMS has resulted in jubilation among its students and their guardians

KIMS Organising Poster Competition on Girl Child

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, is organizing a poster competition 8th March 2013 on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The competition, which will have ‘Save a girl child’ as its theme, is open to students 15 years or more of age. The competition will open on 28th February 2013 and entries will be accepted till 5.00 p.m. on 5th March 2013. The posters will have to be made on A3 size paper having a margin of half inch on all sides. They can have captions between 15 and 20 words. Registration fees is Rs. 100/-.

Judgment and felicitation ceremony will be held on 8th March 2013. Top poster carries a prize money of Rs. 3000/-, while winners of second and third prize will get Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 1000/- respectively. Interested students can send their posters to the Department of Community Medicine; KIMS, Campus-5, Patia, Bhubaneswar – 751024 mentioning their name, school’s name and mobile number on the back. Copy of proof of date of birth and school/college identity card must accompany the entries. Please log on to www.kiit.ac.in for more details. 

ORACON-2013 Conducted At KIDS On World Cancer Day

ORACON-2013 an exclusive oral cancer related conference and 1st conference in the ORACON series was conducted on World Cancer Day the 4th of February 2013 within the campus of Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) of KIIT University. The conference was organized by National Oral Cancer Prevention Initiative (NOCPI) a national level organization working actively in the field of oral cancer and under the initiatives of UBA Foundation.

His Excellency Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, Governor of Odisha graced the occasion as chief guest and Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder KIIT & KISS along with Dr. Ramesh Ch Das, Principal KIDS addressed the audience as Chief Patron and Patron of ORACON-2013 respectively.

It was a first of its kind conference in the state of Odisha and doctors from both medical and dental section joined at ORACON-2013 and discussed the condition of the disease oral cancer in the state and the possible ways to control it.

TOCS center- i.e Tele-Oral Cancer Screening Center- First time in the country which is the replication of the concept of the telemedicine for screening and detection of oral cancer was also launched by His Excellency Shri Bhandare at ORACON-2013.”Oral Cancer is not only a health issue but is a major social problem and sustained work in the field of prevention and early detection can reduce the burden of the disease and concepts like TOCS will enhance early detection of oral cancer by bridging the gap of doctor –patient communication and will be helpful for patients in less accessible areas” was stated by His Excellency Shri Bhandare. “Tobacco and alcohol are the major causative factors for occurrence of oral cancer. The use of the same should be controlled among the students. Conduct of such conference will not only spread the awareness about the disease but also leave a message to the young generation about the fearful consequences of the disease”.-said Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS. Dr. Ramesh Ch Das appreciated the ban implemented by the state government on tobacco product sale and hoped such steps will reduce the rate of occurrence of oral cancer. The welcome address was given by the organizing secretary and NOCPI project head- Dr Amitabh Panda while the organizing chairperson and administrative officer KIDS- Dr Jugojyoti Pathi delivered the vote of thanks at ORACON-2013 which was witnessed by about two hundred doctors and one hundred students from both medical and dental fields.

KIDS Students Excel at Odisha State IDA Annual Dental Conference

KALINGA INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES (KIDS) of KIIT University achieved outstanding success in the recent 30th Odisha State IDA Annual Dental Conference held at Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar from 20-22 December, 2012 with THREE FIRST and ONE SECOND PRIZE in the 4 sessions of Scientific paper presentation and ONE SECOND PRIZE in Scientific poster presentation. A total of 11 papers and 14 posters were accepted for presentation by the student.

Ms. Sushmita Mohapatra, 4th year BDS, Ms. Sushila Sah, 2nd year BDS and Mr. Aditya Anshu, 1st year BDS were awarded the FIRST PRIZE for best papers and Ms. Shazia Ahmad, 4th year BDS received the SECOND PRIZE. Ms. Smriti Sinha and Ms. Richa Manaswani, 4th year BDS students received the SECOND PRIZE for poster presentation. The Principal, Administrative Officer and faculty Members of KIDS are proud of the huge success and overall efforts of students.

KIMS Girl Tops Utkal University M.B.B.S. Examination

Jignyasha Ipsita Pattanaik, a student of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), has achieved the coveted distinction of topping the Final M.B.B.S. Examination of Utkal University. Students from four colleges, including a Government medical college, had appeared the final examination of the five-year M.B.B.S. course of Utkal University, result of which was declared on 17th October 2012. Jignyasha also secured Honours in three subjects - Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics.

KIMS returned an impressive 90% result, higher than the University average of about 81%. The achievement is even more remarkable as this is the first batch of students from KIMS, which was established in only 2007. It may be mentioned that KIMS students have been securing top positions in Semester examinations conducted by Utkal University for last five years.                

Congratulating Jignyasha for the superlative performance, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS expressed satisfaction over the excellent result of the first batch students of KIMS. He also commended faculty and staff of KIMS for the achievement.     

Rare surgery in KIMS
Tracheal Stenosis Repair by Coblation

Mr. Bijaya (40) from Nayagada district lost his voice and experienced abnormal breathing following a road accident two years back. He was breathing through an opening made externally over trachea (tracheostomy) since the accident.

At KIMS, laryngofissure and removal of abnormal tissue from narrowed segment of trachea were done using ‘Coblator’. This is a new technique performed for the first time in Odisha. The patient successfully regained his voice immediately after surgery. The voice was recorded. The surgery was conducted by Dr. Khageswar Rout, Dr. Anil Ku Das under supervision of Prof. R. N. Biswal in Ear-Nose-Throat Department of KIMS. Dr. Amit Pradhan was the anesthesiologist. Both surgeons, Dr. Raut and Dr. Dash, have received training in reputed institutes outside Odisha.

Voice loss and breathing problem are common in neck injury and prolonged intubation patients. This new method for restoration of voice and respiration is a boon for road accident patients. KIMS now provides the management of airway and voice problem in road accident patients at affordable price and patients need not go outside Odisha for this expensive treatment. 

Poster Caption Competition in KIMS

Community Medicine Department of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, is organising an awareness programme on the occasion of World Population Day 2012. A poster competition on the topic 'Population Stabilization: Time to Look at the Future' will be held to spread social awareness. Persons from all sections of the society can participate in this open competition. However, they have to be between 15 and 25 years of age. They also need to submit proofs of identity and date of birth with the participation form.    

Interested applicants can send application forms along with posters from 14th to 18th July 2012 by 9 AM. As per the specifications, posters should be made on A/3 art paper or board paper and have one inch margin on all sides. The caption - within 15-20 words – should be in English. While any colour can be used in pictorial impression, participants are permitted to write up to five words. Registration fee for this competition is Rs. 150/- which has to be deposited in the Accounts Sections of KIMS.

Winners will be declared on 18th July after evaluating all entries and award ceremony would be held on 21st July 2012 on the occasion of World Population Day. While there is a prize of Rs. 2,500/- for the best poster caption, first and second runners up will get Rs. 1,500/- and Rs. 1,000/- respectively. Interested persons may contact mobile numbers 9658522715, 9853239629 and 9861072806 or log on to website of KIMS – www.kiit.ac.in for further information. All applications should be sent to Dr. Sonali Kar, KIMS, KIIT Campus 5, Bhubaneswar–751024. Read More...

Rarest total hip replacement surgery in KIMS

Mr. Nandi Das (36) young man sustained crush injury of right leg following road traffic accident. His right leg was amputated below knee to save life. Then he was advised to use artificial limb for walking after 4 months. But surprisingly he could not walk with artificial limb. He consulted the treating surgeon regarding the problem. Then it was found that the patient had dislocation of right hip joint, which was missed during initial examination. Bu this time dislocation was five months old and close reduction was not possible. He was advised surgery with open reduction of hip joint. But the patient’s attendants were not satisfied with treating doctor. Then they started consulting doctors in different hospitals. Even he was advised by a senior professor to go to Mumbai or Delhi for his treatment as it was a difficult surgery and not possible in any hospital of Odisha. So he consulted in Pune and Mumbai for surgery.

In this way one and half year was passed in search of best result by family members. Nobody had assured them of best result due to complication of the surgery. He finally visited a doctor of Delhi. He advised him for total hip replacement (THR) surgery and told the surgery can be done in Odisha. He referred the case to Dr. B. K. Behera, Sr. Joint replacement surgeon of KIMS, BBSR. Dr. B. K. Behera examined the case and assured him that he can walk with artificial limb after THR surgery. On 10th May 2012, total hip replacement was done and hip joint was reduced successfully in KIMS by team of doctors led by Dr. B. K. Behera. Patients recovered uneventfully. The head of femur was replaced by 36 mm ceramic bead, acetabulum was replaced by pinnacle metal cup with ceramic liner and femoral part was replaced by un-cemented metal prosthesis. This THR implant is the latest type in the world that lasts more than 30 years and it suitable for younger patients.

Now the patient is able to walk with artificial limb after one and half years of accident. Nandi Das and his family members are now very much happy as he got his surgery done in KIMS without going to outside of Odisha. They are very much thankful to Dr. Behera and his team and management of KIMS for his uneventful recovery. KIMS, BBSR is the first medical college to start joint replacement center for hip and knee in Odisha and these surgeries are performed in KIMS for last five years by Dr. B. K. Behera with high success rate. THR is done in secondary osteoarthritis of hip joint in below knee amputation of lower limb. But to our knowledge THR done in below knee amputee patient due to old unreduced dislocation of hip of same side following accident is not reported in the literature so far in world.

KIMS Among Top 30 Medical Colleges of India

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, features among top 30 medical colleges of the country, according to a survey by Mumbai-based Mainline Media. The survey report has been published on 16th page of The Daily Pioneer in its all editions. It places KIMS at 30th position, while the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi tops the list. The survey has been conducted among the academicians and professionals and is based on brand & reputation of the medical colleges, the newspaper informed. Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said it is great achievement for our state that a young medical college of only five years could elevate its name among best 30 medical colleges at national level.

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CME on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PID) at KIMS

Primary Immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs) have been under- recognized and under- diagnosed entity for a long time in our country. In view of this, the Dept. of Pediatrics of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) under the leadership of Prof Dr. Aswini Ku. Mohanty & in association with Indian Patient’s Society for Primary Immunodeficiency (IPSPI) has hosted a CME on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders on 8th April 2012 at KIMS. This CME is 1st of its kind in eastern region of the country. Primary immunodeficiency (PI) causes children and adults to have infections that come back frequently or are unusually hard to cure. 1:500 persons are affected by one of the known primary PIs. One should be aware about the symptoms as well as the possible presence of an underlying PI.

At the outset Prof.Aswini Mohanty welcomed the dignitaries on the dais, speakers &chair persons .Speaking about the theme of the CME of PID, Dr. Dipika Mohanty from Bhubaneswar said this is very important for the pediatricians , Medicine students should attend the programs like this, as they can learn more from CMEs like this. Mrs. Rubby Chawla, President IPSPI said, due to less awareness and lack of proper laboratoryfacilities diagnosis is far from satisfactory in India. IPSPI, therefore has been formed to provide awarness & all medical support to the patient who are suffering from this disorder. Welcoming all the delegates Prof. Ashok S. Kolaskar, VC, KIIT said, most people are unaware about the PID & stressed many more CMEs should be conducted all over the country. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS in his address said, any primary deficiency like health, education, food, shelter, cloth or immune deficiency definitely causes disaster to a child. So we should be aware of this. KIMS is always trying to promote health of children and women for which a 200 bedded institute of Pediatrics & 200 bedded O&G ward are being developed at KIMS.

Many eminent national faculties including Dr. Mukesh Desai from Mumbai, Dr. Dinesh Kaul from New Delhi, Dr. Manisha Madkaikar from Mumbai, Dr. Uday Sahu from Hyderabad, Santosh K. Kar, DR Deepika Mohanty,prof. Aswini Mohanty from Bhubaneswar had deliberated speech on the topics including immune system of body, development of immunodeficiency state, clinical manifestations and early diagnosis of PID, laboratory diagnosis of PIDs, type of PID in different infections, PID & nutrition, management of PIDs, case studies of PID have also discussed during the day long CME programme.Eminent Professors like prof. Bidyut Das, prof N. Mohanty, prof. S.C. Das,Prof G.C. Mishra. ,Prof. O.P. Panigrahi.

The HODs, faculties, JRs and PG students from all the medical colleges of the state & pediatrics specialists & private practitioners also participated in this CME. Prof. A. K. Mohanty, HOD, Pediatrics, KIMS welcome the dignitaries, while Dr. B. C. Das, Dean-cum-Principal proposes the vote of thanks. Dr. S. C. Dash, Director, KIMS; Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS; Mr. Panchanan Parida, MR, MS KIMS also present on the occasion.

Life saving surgery at KIMS

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, performed a life saving surgery on a 10-year girl, who was seriously injured after a fall from roof. Shubhashree Patra, daughter of B. R. Patra from Shaileshri Vihar, fell down from roof while playing resulting in penetration of rod at the infra-umbilical site. The patient came to KIMS unconscious with pulse was not palpable and BP not recordable. KIMS surgical team immediately transferred the patient to OT and resuscitated her with immediate arrangement of blood. The abdomen was opened and found to have massive blood in the peritonial cavity. It was also found that, renal vein was injured. After successful operation patient was shifted to ICU. At present she is out of danger and steadily recovering in ICU. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS congratulated the surgeons and wished a speedy recovery of the patient.

Mega Blood Donation Camp: KIIT Makes Record

KIIT made all time record in blood collection in a Mega Blood Donation Camp organized by ‘Ama Odisha’ at KIMS on 19th November 2011. Total 1524 units of blood were collected at the camp. Never before such a high quantity of blood has been collected from any single institute in a single day. Of those who donated blood, 80% were students of various schools of KIIT who were donating blood for the first time. There was high participation of girls in the camp.

Shri Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Chairman, 'Ama Odisha' & Editor, Sambad and Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS inaugurated the camp at 8.00 AM in the morning. Blood donation is not an act of charity, said Dr. Patnaik, while explaining that it is good for well being of self. Blood cannot be made by artificial means, he said. Blood donation is a duty as well as an act of giving back to the society, he added. Expressing satisfaction at the success of the camp, Dr. Samanta thanked all the donors for their noble act.

Blood of an individual has saved four lives today, said Dr. M. P. Mohanty, Hon. Secretary, Red Cross Odisha. He exhorted youths to donate blood in large numbers. Dr. S. C. Dash, Director, KIMS and Dr. B. C. Das, Principal also spoke on the occasion. Doctors and staff of 11 blood banks helped in blood collection at this blood donation camp. KIIT and 'Ama Odisha' had made extensive arrangements to make this mega camp systematic and successful. 

World Sight Day Celebrated

World Sight Day-2011 was celebrated at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in association with Departments of Community Medicine and Ophthalmology of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). As most eye problems occur due to negligence, they can be avoided with awareness, experts opined. Proper care of eyes at preliminary stage can help avoid eye disease, said Prof. R. N. Rout, Professor, S.P.M., KIMS. Diseases like cataract, and other eye problems which lead to blindness, can be treated with early detection. Signs and symptoms of eye disease begin to appear during the age group 10-15, said Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS, advising that everyone should undergo eye test during this time. Prof. A. K. Giri of KIMS informed about Vision-2020 of the UN. As a part of the World Sight Day celebration, total 700 students of KISS will undergo eye test at an eye screening camp at KISS from 13-14 October 2011. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS thanked KIMS for the initiative. Mr. P. Parida of KIMS, Dr. Jyotin Das, Mr. R. N. Dash, Advisor, KIIT & KISS and Dr. P. K. Rautaray, CEO, KISS were present on the occasion.
International Award for KIMS Director

Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT) honoured Dr. (Prof.) S. C. Dash, Director of KIMS in an international award ceremony for his outstanding contribution to kidney transplantation in India. The award was given to Dr. Dash during 22nd Indian Society of Organ Transplantation annual conference held in New Delhi from 7th to 9th October 2011. Dr. Dash was previously Professor & HoD of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi. Other who were honoured with the same award are Dr. Francis Delmonico, President of Transplant Society from USA; Dr. Adibul Hassan Rizvi, Director of Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUI), Karachi, Pakistan, and Dr. S. Saharia, Senior Transplantation surgeon from Hyderabad. The award ceremony was presided by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS congratulated Dr. Dash for his success.
KIMS Doctors Visit Germany

Two senior doctors of KIMS - Dr. Kabikant Samantaray, Professor, ENT and Dr. Ajay Behera, Professor, Cardiology – are on a visit to Hedelberg University of Germany. They were invited by the University. Dr. Samantaray will undergo training on laser surgery, surgery for snoring, causes and remedy of snoring and various problems in the body caused by snoring. Similarly, Dr. Ajay Behera will receive training on various problems related to snoring. All expenses of the two KIMS doctors will be covered under fellowship, informed Dr. Karl Harman, Professor, Hedelberg University. During their visit, they will also attend a workshop organized by European Union on September 16 and 17, 2011.

KIMS Nurses Top Quiz Competition

Two nurses of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, won a State-level Quiz Competition organized by Neonatology Forum at Hi-Tech Medical College recently. Nurses working in the pediatric wings of six medical colleges of Odisha and 10 other hospitals like Shishu Bhawan, Cuttack, Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela, District Hospital, Koraput and Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar participated in this quiz competition. Jhilmil Acharya and Puspalata Tandi of KIMS were adjudged best among them. They will now participate in the Zonal Level Quiz Competition to be held in Kolkata. It may be mentioned that Jhilmil, Puspalata and Padmini of KIMS have made KIMS proud by winning this quiz for last seven years, from the time the competition was instituted.

Rare Surgery in KIMS: Docs Open Infant’s Nasal Pore

Doctors of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, performed a rare surgery to open nasal pore of a 7-day baby. The baby with closed nasal pore, a rare condition, was born in SCB Medical College and Hospital.

Parents of the baby admitted her in KIMS in a critical condition. Dr. K. K. Samantaray, ENT expert, KIMS opened the pore after two-hour long rare surgery. Under the supervision of Dr. R. N. Biswal, Dr. Jagaddish Mishra (Anesthesia), Dr. Aksya Parida and Dr. Khageswar Rout, Dr. Samantaray applied endoscopy surgery on the baby, who was supplied oxygen for temporary respiration.  

The infant is doing well after the surgery and continues to be under treatment of Dr. Manas Nayak, Dr. Jagaddish Sahu and Dr. Sebaranjan Biswal in Neonatal ICU section of KIMS. “It is a rare condition that mostly afflicts girls”, said Dr. Samantaray, informing that survival rate is very low in such cases. It was a challenging surgery and KIMS could handle it well because of well trained doctors and ultra modern equipments, said Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS.

No Tobacco Day: KIMS Organises Awareness Programme

Community Medicine Department of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, is organising an awareness programme on the occasion of No Tobacco Day. A poster competition on the topic 'Say No Tobacco - It Kills' will be held to spread social awareness. Persons from all sections of the society can participate in this open competition. However, they have to be 18 years of age or above. They also need to attach copy of identity proof with the participation form.      

Interested persons can send application forms along with posters from 20th to 25 May 2011. As per the specifications, posters should be made on A3 art paper or board paper and have one inch margin on all sides. While any colour can be used in pictorial impression, participants are permitted to write up to five words. Registration fee for this competition is Rs. 100/- which has to be deposited in the Accounts Sections of KIMS. Winners will be declared on 30th May after evaluating all entries and award ceremony would be held on 31st May on the occasion of No Tobacco Day. While there is a prize of Rs. 2,500/- for the best poster, posters qualifying for 2nd and 3rd prizes will get Rs. 1,500/- and Rs. 1,000/- respectively, according to Community Medicine Department, KIMS.

Interested persons may contact mobile numbers 8895649859, 9861784846 and 9937016262 or log on to website of KIMS – www.kims.ac.in for further information. All applications should be sent to Dr. Sonali Kar, KIMS, KIIT Campus 5, Bhubaneswar–751024.    
Rare Surgery in KIMS: Catheter Removed from Lungs after 33 yrs

Unbelievable but true. In a rare surgery, doctors of KIMS removed a malecot catheter from a man’s lungs after 33 years. The catheter was left in the lungs of Bipin Patro (38) of Kendrapada due to doctor’s negligence when a chest drain was performed at him at SCB Medical College and Hospital to treat Pneumonia and pus in lungs in 1978. He was just five years of age then.

Though he was cured of Pneumonia and pus, a part of malecot catheter was left inside lung, which caused a fistula (Thoraco cutaneous fistula). For last 33 years, Bipin was suffering from lungs pain due to this condition. When he came to KIMS, investigations by Dr. Madhabananda Kar, eminent surgeon revealed that a part of chest drain was inside the lung. Dr. Kar decided to remove that chest drain by surgery.

On 12th May 2011, a team of doctors led by Dr. Kar and constituting Dr. Subrat Mohanty, Dr Amrish Mishra, Dr. Subrat Sahoo and others successfully removed the catheter from his lungs. The team of doctors was assisted in lungs ventilation by Dr. Akshya Parida, Dr. Jagaddish Mishra, Dr. Amit Pradhan, Dr. Aditya Das and Dr. Kadambini Pariday. The chest drain and the damaged part of the lung were removed. This type of surgery is very rare, informed doctors of KIMS.
KIMS Gets MCI Approval for MD Courses

Medical Council of India (MCI) has approved KIMS, a constituent of KIIT University, for seven MD courses from the current academic session. KIMS will admit students from this session in MD courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Chemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Community Medicine. Recently, a team of observers in different sections from MCI had assessed facilities in KIMS. After satisfaction, it has permitted KIMS to admit students from this session. It is a very rare opportunity to get approval in seven subjects (Non-Clinical) in Medical Post Graduation Classes. Students will have to appear the entrance examination conducted by KIIT in national level. For details students can log on www.kiit.ac.in or www.kims.ac.in.
KIMS Student Tops in MBBS Exam, 2010

Ms. Snigdharani Panigrahi, a 4th year MBBS student of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), has secured 1st position in FMT (Forensic Medicine and Toxicology) in the 2nd Professional (5th semester) of MBBS Examination, which was held on 16th July 2010. She will be awarded with Dr. Nirmal Kumar Mohanty Memorial Gold Medal 2010 during 43rd Convocation of Utkal University, scheduled is to be held on 26th March 2011. More than 400 students of SCB Medical College, Hi-Tech Medical College, IMS and KIMS under Utkal University had appeared the examination.
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