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World No Tobacco Day 2020 organized at KIDS 02.06.2020  
World Kidney Day observed  at KIMS 14.03.2020  
KIMS bags ‘Most Innovative Medical College & Hospital’ award  12.03.2020  
Basic Life Support and Neonatal Advanced Life Support Training  by KIMS Pediatric Department 19.02.2020  
KIMS Doctor delivers talk at Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar 19.02.2020  
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course for HCP by KIMS Doctor at Newtown, Kolkata 11.02.2020  
KIMS organises Spiritual Talk 06.02.2020  
KIMS Celebrates World Cancer Day 2020 04.02.2020  
A Lecture on "Corona Virus - A Global Threat" organized at KIMS 04.02.2020  
KIDS Celebrates Welcome Function for BDS Students of 2019 Batch “KAIZRAA 2019” 31.01.2020  
National Girl Child Day Celebration
KINS Associate  Professor Delivered Talk on Adolescent Health
Another Laurel to Department of Medicine, KIMS 28.01.2020  
Nursing Supervisor, KIMS awarded Best Staff of The Year-2019 28.01.2020  
Yet Another Feather In The Cap of KIMS Blood Bank 07.01.2020  
KIMS Doctor presented Oral Paper in 65th APPICON at Guwahati    
ASI Fellowship to KIMS Surgeon 18.12.2019  
KIMS Professor Chaired a Session in ASICON 2019 18.12.2019  
Annual CME cum Workshop on Male Urogenital Tract Pathology 03.01.2020  
Prof. (Dr.) B. C. Dash, Professor Emeritus, KIMS breathes his last today 0201.2020  
KIMS Doctors Bag 3rd  Prize In National Level Post Graduate Quiz Competition 01.12.2019  
Successful treatment of a premature born baby at KIMS    
Achievement of KIMS Doctor 28.11.2019  
Achievements of General Medicine Department, KIMS at APICON Odisha 2019 26.11.2019  
KIMS  Student awarded at 28th Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Otology 23.11.2019  
World Diabetes Day Celebration at KIMS 15.11.2019  
Successful Labor Analgesia in KIMS 14.11.2019  
Talk on "Collaborative Research: Medicine, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering  & Electronics Engineering:- Scope and Feasibility" held at KIMS 07.11.2019  
Faculty from KIMS invited to provide BLS Training at VIMSAR, Burla 06.11.2019  

Giving students a hand to HELP and ears to LISTEN...
 That’s what Doctors practice at Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences

KIMS Doctor presented paper at International Conference held at Edinburgh, UK 04.11.2019  
Felicitation of Prof. S. C. Dash, Professor Emeritus, KIMS 04.11.2019  
KIMS Cardiologist eulogized at International Conference 22.10.2019  

KIMS Doctor awarded for best paper presentation during 29th East Zone ISACON

CME and Workshop on Foeta Imaging and its challenges 21.10.2019  
World Anaesthesia Day observed at KIMS 16.10.2019  
Rare Surgery done at KIMS
World Kidney Day at KIMS
National Seminar on Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
World Kidney Day at KIIT
Hospital on Wheels demonstrated at KIMS
One More Laurel For KIMS 7th to 10th Feb 19  
IFSS Award-2019 to KIMS
Dr Sakir Ahmed joins KIMS
Welcome Ceremony  of MBBS  Students 
KIIT Medical Society 'KIMAYA', organizes a three day Health Fest – CHIMERA 2k18
16 to18 Nov 2018
'KIIT for Kerala'
KIMS Doctors Extended Timely, Door To Door Assistance To Flood Victims In Kerala
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme at KIMS
Honours for KIMS Doctor
KIMS Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Subrat Acharya joins KIIT Varsity as Pro-Chancellor
KIMS Professor Honoured
World Heart Day celebrated in KIMS
KIMS Doc Selected as Sports Medicine Doctor for Rio Olympics 2016
KIMS Doc Elected VP of APSI
Rare Heart Surgery on KISS Student    
KIMS Launches Smart Consultation Services
CM Shastry Memorial Oration award to KIMS Director
Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra Addresses KIMS Convocation
World Organ Donation Day Celebrated at KIMS
KIMS Organises Refresher Course for Doctors
Patient Controlled Analgesia in KIMS 
KIMS Acquires Ultramodern Neuro Surgery Microscope
First in Odisha & Second in Eastern India
KIMS Director elected as the "International Educational Ambassador"
Latest Hip Replacement Surgery at KIMS
KIMS Director Honoured
Prevention is better than cure
World Heart Day Celebrated at KIMS
Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) gets approval for starting of Postgraduation (MDS) course from the Academic year 2014-15
Rare Heart Surgery in KIMS for the First Time in Odisha
KIMS Gets 50 More MBBS Seats
First in Odisha
NABL Accreditation to KIMS
Dr. S. C. Dash of KIMS Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award
World Health Day celebrated at KIMS & KIDS
Oral Health Camp Conducted by Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences on World Health Day
MCI Nod for Permanent Recognition to KIMS 
KIMS Organising Poster Competition on Girl Child
ORACON-2013 Conducted At KIDS On World Cancer Day
KIDS Students Excel at Odisha State IDA Annual Dental Conference
KIMS Girl Tops Utkal University M.B.B.S. Examination
Rare surgery in KIMS Tracheal Stenosis Repair by Coblation
Poster Caption Competition in KIMS
Rarest total hip replacement surgery in KIMS
KIMS Among Top 30 Medical Colleges of India
CME on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PID) at KIMS
Life saving surgery at KIMS
Mega Blood Donation Camp: KIIT Makes Record
Inauguration of Advanced Medical Equipments in KIMS
World Sight Day observed
International Award for KIMS Director
KIMS Doctors Visit Germany
KIMS Nurses Top Quiz Competition
Rare Surgery in KIMS: Docs Open Infant’s Nasal Pore
No Tobacco Day: KIMS Organises Awareness Programme
Rare Surgery in KIMS: Catheter Removed from Lungs after 33 yrs
KIMS Gets MCI Approval for MD Courses
KIMS Student Tops in MBBS Exam, 2010
KIIT inks MOU with UNICEF, Odisha
KIMS organized “CME on Nanotechnology in Cancer Therapy”
Honour for KIMS Director
Rare ENT Surgery in KIMS
International Conference on Bioinformatics Inaugurated at KIIT
KIMS Performs Rare Hip Replacement Surgery
KIIT awarded Biggest Blood Donor Organization
KIMS Observes International Nurses' Week
World No Tobacco Day 2020 orād at KIDS

In accordance with the WHO theme “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use”, the Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences organized a No Tobacco Day Programme on 31st May, 2020 under the able leadership of Dr. Jugajyoti Pathi(Asst. Director. Admin, KIDS). The organizing team comprised of Dr. Balaji Manohar, Principal, KIDS; Dr. Ramesh Ch Das, Director, KIDS; Dr. Dhirendra Singh, Dr. Amitabh Panda, Dr. Avinash J, HOD, Department of Public Health Dentistry; Dr. Kunal Jha, Dr. Vinay S, Dr. Gunjan Kumar, postgraduate students of the Department of Public Health Dentistry and Kalakaar group.

As a part of the programme, online photography and movie making contests were held based on the theme where undergraduate and postgraduate students from all Dental Colleges in India had participated. A scientific webinar was also conducted on Tobacco Cessation and legislation with Dr. Arpit Gupta, Dr. Ridhi Narang and Itishree Kanungo as the guest speakers. The organizing team is overwhelmed for the responses and support received from everyone who was a part of it and making the event a successful one.  

World Kidney Day oāved  at KIMS

Jointly organized by Indian Academy of Nephrology and Bhubaneswar Nephrology Forum, World Kidney Day was observed  at KIMS on 13th March, 2020.

Gracing the occasion, Professor of Nephrology at SCB Medical College, Cuttack and In-charge Kidney Transplantation  Dr. Chittarnjan Kar said that Odisha holds 12th rank as far as Cadaveric Kidney Transplantation is concerned. Though endeavors have been made by Government in this regard since 2013-14, but it has become more streamlined after establishment of SOTO(State Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organization). After Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and West Bengal  etc states, Odisha has succeeded in this sphere.

"Kidney ailment gradually spreads its wings within a human body. The vulnerable groups include persons suffering from High Blood-pressure, Diabetes, Obesity apart from inheriting the disease from theirs parents. So they need to be vigilant. Besides they should undergo multiple tests in every 3 or 6 months duration", added Dr. Kar.

Gracing the occasion as a Special Guest, Khandapara Legislature as well as the Editor of Sambad Shri Soumya Ranjan Patnaik said that when 10 percent of the total population  are being affected from Kidney related ailments, public awareness should be generated to detect the patients and to provide them proper treatment. In this context, the observance of Kidney Day carries immense significance. The transplantation of Cadaveric Kidney in Odisha has instilled confidence within us, he added.

The Vice Chairperson of Indian Academy of Nephrology, Dr. R.K. Sharma said that one out of every ten persons in the country is affected by Kidney disease. As a consequence of our changing life style, casualties are increasing in case of patients affected by this disease. While Corona has been declared as a pandemic globally, we have to be extra cautious to fight with the disease.

At the outset, Organizing President Prof. S.C. Dash, Professor Emeritus, KIIT DU introduced the guests and put his views on the theme "Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere: from Prevention to Detection and equitable access to care" . Maj. Gen. Prof. (Dr.) P.K. Patnaik, Principal, KIMS proposed vote of thanks. Among others, Dr. S Padmanabhan, Dr. P.P. Verma, Dr. Arghya Majumder, Dr. S. Ray, and Dr. Sribhusan Raju elaborately discussed on the theme of the Seminar.

KIMS bags ‘Most Iátive Mácal College & Hospital’ award 

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences(KIMS) bags ‘Most Innovative Medical College & Hospital’ award  on the eve of Asia Healthcare Summit and Awards Ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Smt. Maneka Gandhi (Hon’ble Member of Parliament and former Cabinet Minister, Govt. of India) gave away the award  to Dr. Bishnu Prasad Panigrahi (CEO – KIMS).

In fact, Asia Today Research and Media,  organized the 10th edition of Asia Healthcare Summit and Awards in association with India Today as Telecast Partner which was a ceremony to acknowledge and felicitate the leading contributors who have taken the initiative to bring a pleasant and powerful change in the field of Healthcare.

Basic Life Support and Neonatal Adāed Life Support Training  by KIMS Pediatric Department

Basic Life Support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by trained medical personnel, including  certified first responders, emergency medical technicians  and by qualified bystanders. C-A-B is recommended  to ensure the blood supply to the vital organs and to prevent degeneration of the brain cells.

BLS Trainer Prof. Manas R Behera; Associate Professor Nirmal Kumar Mohakud and Associate Professor Sibarata Pattnaik conducted this course. A large number of sisters, particularly from ICU, PICU, Pediatric Ward, O&G and casualty were trained.

KIMS Doctor deārs talk at Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Sakir, Assistant Professor of Rheumatology, KIMS addressed a congregation of Doctors at the Capital Hospital on 12th February, 2020. He presented on the topic “Treating Arthritis in 2020: what is new?”. He elaborated on how Inflammatory Arthritis can affect all  the organs and not just joints. He pointed out how the principal cause of death was a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and stroke.

There was an extensive discussion on newer treatment modalities. The Capital Hospital Doctors also requested an additional talk on the management of Osteoarthritis. Dr Sakir complied with an impromptu discourse. The program, initially planned for 30 minutes, went on beyond an hour, the credit for which went to  the enthusiasm of the participating Doctors and the vibrant discussion.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Pāer Course for HCP by KIMS Doctor at Newtown, Kolkata

The goal is to achieve the survival and neurological intact outcome of the patient on the verge of cardiac arrest.

Basic Life Support, or BLS, generally refers to the type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway. It requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED) and relieving airway obstructions in patients of every age. 

Associate Professor Dr. Nirmal Kumar Mohakud, National Trainer, IAP ALS/BLS courses, from KIMS was invited to provide the training at Bhagirathi Neotia Women and Child Care Hospital, Newtown, Kolkata.

In all, as many as 32 participants mostly practicing Paediatricians, MOs and Nurses working on critical units from all over West Bengal were provided the training. It is a very recognized course accepted all over the world.

It was organized by IAP ALS/BLS group, East Zone and NKAP West Bengal with Course Coordinator  Dr. Soumik Ghose and Course Director Dr. Shrabanee Chakroborty of Kolkata. 

KIMS organises Sāal Talk

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences organised a spiritual talk in which  Rajyogini B.K. Savitha delivered discourse on the topic “Unburdening the Burden” and “Stress-free Living” on 4th February, 2020.

Rajyogini B.K. Savitha, an IT and Management  Professional serving at the Headquarters of Brahmakumaris at Mount Abu for the last 12 years, addressed to the Doctors and Medical students about how to unburden and make  themselves free from stress.The theme was that one should not consider work as a burden. “We all should take work as service and enjoy our job thoroughly. A person should have positive thoughts, positive speech and positive action for leading a meaningful life”, added Savitha.

The event was jointly coordinated by Professor (Dr.) Jayanti Mishra, HOD, Deptt of Physiology and  Dr. Nirmal Mahakud, Associate Professor, Deptt of Paediatrics.The meeting was chaired by Maj. Gen. Professor (Dr.) P.K. Pattnaik, Principal KIMS.

KIMS Celeāes World Cancer Day 2020

The Cancer Epidemic is rapidly sweeping across the world sparing none. Be it the affluent countries or the under developed, all countries across the spectrum have to bear the brunt of this scourge, paying heavily in terms of lost quality of life, mortality and burden on individual and national expenses. The Health sector is battling with limited resources and expertise to overcome this  group of diseases.

In such a scenario, it is vital that community awareness and participation in cancer awareness and prevention are encouraged. On a Global scale, Union for International Cancer Control(UICC) is spearheading this movement with The World Cancer Day being observed all over the World on February 4th every year.

Every year or couple of years, the theme varies as per the prevailing priorities. This year’s running theme from last year is “I AM, I WILL”, emphasizing individual contribution to the movement. Additional emphasis has been given with the additional call, Act Now, Learn How. This is an added call emphasizing the urgent need for individual and community participation and awareness to fight Cancer.

KIMS has always been at the forefront of community awareness initiatives, whether it be in the Medical College Setting, Urban Setting or  in taking Health Care to the remotest parts of the state. This year also KIMS rolled down its initiatives for Cancer Awareness with the flagging off of the  World Cancer Day Rally by The Principal of KIMS, Maj. Gen.(Prof).Dr. P.K. Patnaik.

The event saw the organizational input and active participation of Executives from Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital, like Dr. Shaktimaya Mohapatra, Facility Director; Mr. Soumya Kanta Satpathy, G.M.; Mr. K.P. Dwibedy, Sr. A.O.; Mr. Jaydeep Samantray, Manager Marketing and Mr. Debadutta Sahoo, Central Lab Manager among many others. Besides the Oncology Team from KIMS, namely, Dr. Saroj Ranjan Sahoo, Dr. Sabyasachi Parida & Dr. Subrat  Kumar Sahu, Senior  Surgical Oncologists as well as Dr. Jogamaya Pattnaik, Medical Oncologist.

Wholehearted participation from the ever cheerful students of KISS brought joy. The event culminated with all the four Oncologists addressing and interacting with the loving and enthusiastic KISS students and addressing their Cancer related queries. This is to be followed by yearlong awareness initiatives at various forums at community level.

A Lecture on "Corona Virus - A Gāal Threat" organized at KIMS

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences organized  a Lecture on "Corona Virus - A Global Threat" on 1st February, 2020.  Delivering the Lecture, Dr. Surya Narayan Mishra, Associate Professor of Microbiology Department & Infection Control Officer of KIMS(PBMH) discussed elaborately on  "Standard  Infection control strategies to prevent the spread of "Novel CoronaVirus(2019-nCoV)".

Dr. Mishra elucidated that Corona viruses (CoVs), a subfamily of the Coronaviridae family, are positive strand RNA viruses with the largest genome of all known RNA viruses (≥27 Kb). Although the first member of the coronavirus family was discovered in the 1930s;  corona viruses gained particular notoriety when the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak shook the world in 2002–2003. Interest in this family of viruses grew in the aftermath of this epidemic, leading to the identification of many new family members

This episode also shed light on the capabilities of corona viruses to jump across species. Before gaining importance for public health in 2003, the diseases associated with corona viruses were mainly of veterinary interest. Corona viruses infect a wide variety of mammals and birds, causing respiratory and enteric diseases and, in some rare cases, hepatitis and neurologic disease. Initially, many cases reported in the outbreak in Wuhan, China had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread

However, with increased number of cases being reported without any history of exposure to animal markets, suggests person-to-person transmission might be occurring. As per the recent data published by WHO (as on 02/02/2020), there are 14557 confirmed cases and out of them 14411 cases have been confirmed from China alone. The virus has been isolated from 23 more countries including India.

Considering the airborne spread through droplets as well as through inanimate objects coming in contact with suspected cases; the spread of the infection can be controlled by following certain precautionary measures as laid down by the WHO, which can be summarized as:

  •  Limit human-to-human transmission including reducing secondary infections among close contacts and health care workers, preventing transmission amplification events, and preventing further international spread from China

  •  Identify, isolate and care for patients early, including providing optimized care for infected patients

  • Identify and reduce transmission from the animal source

  • Address crucial unknowns regarding clinical severity, extent of transmission and infection, treatment options, and accelerate the development of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines

  • Communicate critical risk and event information to all communities and counter misinformation

  • Minimize social and economic impact through multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:
  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough;
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

All individuals planning travel should seek advice on the potential hazards in their chosen destinations and understand how best to protect their health and minimize the risk of acquiring disease. Forward planning, appropriate preventive measures and careful precautions can protect their health and minimize the risks of accident and of acquiring disease. 


A. Protect yourself from getting sick:

Wash your hands with soap and water:

  • When they are visibly dirty
  • After coughing or sneezing
  • When caring for the sick
  • Before, during and after you prepare food
  • After using the toilet
  • After handling animals or animal waste

When coughing and sneezing; cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue. Don’t forget to throw the tissue into a closed bin. Avoid close contact when you are experiencing cough and fever and seek immediate medical care. Avoid spitting in public.

B. Food safety:

  • Avoid consuming sick animals
  • Use different chopping boards and knives for raw meat and cooked food.
  • Wash your hands regularly while handling food.
  • Use properly cooked food.

C. Travel safety:

  • Avoid travel if you have fever and cough and seek medical care immediately.
  • Share your travel history with the physician.
  • While travelling; avoid close contact with symptomatic people having cough and fever.
  • During travel use tissue to cover mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze.
  • While travelling if you become sick; immediately sick medical attention by informing the crew staff.
  • Eat only well cooked food while travelling.

D. Regarding pet animals:

      Wash your hands regularly with soap and water while handling pets.

E. Vulnerable population:

Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (like asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming ill with the virus. They should regularly follow good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.

 The WHO has clearly suggested that wearing a medical mask is one of the prevention measures to limit the spread of certain respiratory diseases, including 2019- nCoV, in affected areas. However, the use of a mask alone is insufficient to provide an adequate level of protection and other equally relevant measures should be adopted. If masks are to be used, this measure must be combined with hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures to prevent the human-to human transmission of 2019-nCov.

KIDS Celebrates Welcome Fāon for BDS Students of 2019 Batch “KAIZRAA 2019”

The Welcome Function for the BDS Students of 2019 batch  (KAIZRAA 2019) was celebrated on 29th January, 2020, with the theme this year “Amo gaon.. amo garbo”. Students presented a 7 minutes of Narration, which was dedicated to the beloved Founder, Prof. Dr. Achyuta Samanta. They presented the outstanding journey of life of the Hon'ble Founder in emerging from the indiscernible hurdles from his childhood to become the Member of Parliament from Kandhamal. 

The Inaugural Session was graced by the Registrar of KIIT-DU Prof. J.R. Mohanty; Assistant Director (Admin.), Dr. Jugajyoti Pathi; Director, Dr. R. C. Das; Management Representative, KIMS, Mr. P. Parida & Principal, Dr. Balaji Manohar. 

At the outset, Director of KIDS, Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Ch. Das offered the welcome address. In his address, he deliberated the growth of KIDS from 2007 till date under the able guidance of Hon’ble Founder and leadership of Dr. Jugajyoti Pathi, The Registrar of KIIT-DU explained the students about the affable academic ambience & achievements of KIIT Group of Institutions. He suggested for making best use of all the facilities provided by KIDS & KIIT to be distinct skilled Dental Surgeons in the entire country.

In his welcome address, Mr. P. Parida expressed his as well as Founder’s  attachment with KIITians. Further he appreciated the arrangements done by the 2nd year BDS students & faculty members. Finally, the meeting was concluded by offering The Vote of Thanks to all the esteemed dignitaries, students & faculty members by Dr. Sanjukta Panda.

National Girl Child Day Celebration
KINS Associate  Professor Dāred Talk on Adolescent Health

National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on January 24 across the country. Its objective is to provide maximum support and facilities to the girls of the country in every respect. Apart from this, another objective of National Girl Child Day is to increase awareness about discrimination against girls.

The Government of India has started National Girl Child Day to bring equality in society as a campaign. This campaign aims to make people aware of girls across the country. District Child Protection Unit, Cuttack observed National Girl Child Day on 24th January, 2020 at Red Cross Bhawan, Collectorate, Cuttack. Around 100 adolescent orphan boys and girls from Cuttack participated in the observation.

Mrs.  Kalyani Rath, Associate Professor, KINS, KIIT DU was invited as a special guest and resource person for the day. Mrs. Rath delivered talk   on “Adolescent Health & Hygiene”. She explained about the importance of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls. She also emphasized about the different physical & physiological changes that take place during puberty in adolescents. An audio on Suna Pari was released on this occasion.

The  programme was very inspiring and enlightening for all adolescents to create awareness on the importance of girl child in society.

Another Laurel to Depaáent of Medicine, KIMS

Prof. (Dr.) Sudhansu Sekhar Panda has been conferred with the Best Faculty 2019 award during the 71st Republic Day celebration at KIIT Stadium on 26th January, 2020.

He achieved the honour, because of his outstanding contribution towards growth of the General Medicine Department in the last 13 years as a teacher, clinician and researcher. Moreover, his administrative ability has helped in streamlining the functioning of the Department in all the domains. The Department has received many awards in different National & State forums.

Notably, Prof. (Dr.) Panda joined KIMS on 1st January, 2007 as a Faculty in the Department of General Medicine after nearly three decades of service to the Nation in the Armed Forces Medical Services.

The Founder of KIIT & KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta and all the principal functionaries of KIIT Deemed to be University including KIMS have congratulated Prof. (Dr.) Sudhansu Sekhar Panda for achieving the honour.

Nursing Supervisor, KIMS aáded Best Staff of The Year-2019

Mrs. Mamita  Samal, Nursing Supervisor, KIMS has been awarded Best Staff of The Year-2019 during the 71st Republic Day celebration at KIIT Stadium on 26th January, 2020.

Mrs. Samal, who is now  working at Central ICU as Nursing Supervisor achieved the honor because of her outstanding performance and dedicated contribution to the best interests of the origination. Joined in KIMS on 10th  of July, 2006, Mrs. Samal has always been serving patients earnestly with a humane touch.

Yet Another Fāer In The Cap of KIMS Blood Bank
KIMS Blood Bank has received the Amruta Sanjeevani National Award for the year 2019.The award recognizes the KIMS Blood Bank to be one of the premier Blood Banks of the state and  highlights the yeomen service rendered by it to the community. The citation applauds the officers and all the staff members for their dedication & commitment towards this social cause by which they have made a difference to the lives of dependent clienteles of KIMS and PBM Hospital. The Blood Bank expresses its gratitude to the Samarpita Social Foundation Trust, Bhubaneswar for this unique honor.
KIMS Doctor pāed Oral Paper in 65th APPICON at Guwahati
Dr. Magna Manjareeka, Associate Professor,  Dept. of  Physiology at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences  presented an Oral paper in 65th APPICON, recently held at Guwahati which was highly appreciated.
ASI Fellāip to KIMS Surgeon

Dr. Pradipta Das, Associate Professor of Surgery, KIMS has been conferred with fellowship of the Association of Surgeons of India (FAIS) in a grand Convocation Ceremony of 79th Annual Conference of ASICON-2019 held on 18th December, 2019 at Bhubaneswar.

He also chaired on three highly informative scientific sessions in the conference where around 5000 surgeon delegates from all over India as well as abroad participated in the deliberations.

KIMS Proāor Chaired a Session in ASICON 2019

The “79th Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India”, was held from 18th to 21st December, 2019 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. More than 5000 surgeons from all over India and abroad along with PG students participated in this conference. The PG students from the Department of Surgery, KIMS also took active participation in the Academic activity and awarded various prizes. Dr. P S Pujari, Professor & HOD (Dept. of Surgery) had chaired a session in ASICON 2019.

Annual CME cum Workshop on Male Urāal Tract Pathology

Department of Pathology organized one day CME cum Workshop under the leadership of Prof. (Dr.) Urmila Senapati, HOD, Department of Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences.

The speaker of the day was Dr. Meenakshi Swain, Consultant, Dept. of histopathology and cytology, Apollo hospital Hyderabad. She delivered her lecture on approach to diagnosis of male urogenital tract pathology. She also discussed the current oncological grossing technique and current concept of diagnosis of diseases. Interesting cases were also discussed. Post Graduate students and faculties from different medical colleges of Odisha  participated in this Workshop..

There was a quiz competition among Post Graduate students of different  medical colleges of Odisha. Dr. Vigyan Mishra and Dr. Monika Panda (2nd yr. PGs) of KIMS bagged 1st and 2nd prize respectively. The CME was organized by Dr. Ranjana Giri, Asso. Professor of Dept. of Pathology while the Inaugural Ceremony was graced by Dr. Sarojini Panda, Dr. Jayashree Rath, Dr. Devi Prasad Mishra, Dr. K L Dash, Dr. Urmila Senapati and Dr. R N Mallik an eminent histopathologist of India.

The Workshop cum CME provided a platform for discussion on theoretical and practical aspects of diagnosis of male urogenital tract diseases and its recent update. 

Prof. (Dr.) B. C. Dash, Professor Emeritus, KIMS breathes his last today

Prof. (Dr.) B. C. Dash, who worked as Professor Emeritus in Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, left for his heavenly abode today, i.e. 2nd January, 2019 at 07.30 A.M. in KIMS Hospital where he was admitted after prolonged serious health condition. 

With his demise, the KIIT, KIMS & KISS Fraternity lost a very good person by heart and by nature. At the same time, he had performed really well professionally. He was very popular and adored  by one and all by virtue of his exceptionally amicable behaviour.

He had served in KIMS since 1st October, 2007 i.e. beginning of KIMS till date. Over the years, he had successfully accomplished the responsibility of Director, School of Medicine; Dean-cum-Principal, KIMS; Advisor, KIMS and finally Professor of Emeritus, KIMS. He had contributed immensely to KIMS during its formative years.

On his sad demise, all the family members of KIIT, KISS and KIMS mourn this irrevocable loss and pray before the Almighty to rest his departed soul in peace. They convey condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the late Prof. (Dr.) B. C. Dash in this tough time to face such irreparable loss.

KIMS Doctors Bag 3rd  Prize In Natāal Level Post Graduate Quiz Competition

Dr. Shivani Dua and Dr. Abhipsa Das from the Department of Psychiatry of KIMS stood third in National Level Post Graduate Quiz Competition.

The National Conference on Social Psychiatry is held every year wherein Psychiatrists from all over the country participate. This year,  the 26th National Conference of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (NCIASP) was held at Bhubaneswar between 29th November and 1st December, 2019.

As a part of the event, a Psychiatry Quiz Competition was organized, where Post Graduate residents from various colleges enthusiastically participated. The colleges contesting for the same were PGI, Chandigarh; AIIMS, Bhubaneswar; SCB, Cuttack; AIIMS, Delhi; RIMS, Imphal and KIMS, Bhubaneswar

Successful treatment of a preāre born baby at KIMS

The Department of Neonatology, KIMS expresses its happiness of discharging a premature baby born with a birth weight  of 630 gms who was treated in the NICU for as many as 85 days. Ultimately, the baby was discharged with weight of 1800gms with normal neurological assessment, normal vision, hearing and breathing on room air as well as feeding from the mother.

It has become possible due to the dedicated efforts of the NICU Doctors and staff. Remarkably, the parents and family members of the patient deserve much appreciation because they reposed trust on the Medical team despite undergoing of acute complicated procedure by the patient in the course of her NICU stay.

Acāt of KIMS Doctor

Dr. Deepak Kumar Das of KIMS has obtained FMAS Degree, which was awarded to him at the Convocation held at 14th International Congress of AMASI, i.e.  AMASICON-2019,  held from 7th to 10th  November, 2019 at Nagpur.

In fact, he had attended the 62nd AMASI(Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India)Skill Course and FMAS Exam.(Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery) held at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar from 11th To 13th  April 2019.  

Achievements of General Medicine Department, KIMS at APICON Odisha 2019

Under the leadership of Prof.(Dr.) Sudhansu Sekhar Panda, Head, Postgraduate Department of General Medicine, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, the Department has shown excellence in academic activities at APICON 2019, Odisha chapter held at Berhampur on 23rd and 24th of November 2019. Twelve postgraduate residents had presented 9 posters and 3 oral presentations fetching two awards, one in each category.

Ably guided by Prof.(Dr.) Shubhransu Patro; Dr. Swastik Acharya, a 2nd-year postgraduate resident had presented an original research study having the title “Pattern, Severity, and outcome of dengue fever in patients attending a tertiary care hospital in Eastern Odisha” and has secured 2nd position.

Dr. Ankan Patel,  a 2nd-year postgraduate resident had presented a poster having the title “Secondary hypertension in young adults” and secured 3rd position under the able guidance of Dr. Nikunj Kishor Rout and Prof.(Dr.) Siddhartha Mishra. 

APICON, Odisha chapter is one of the largest conferences held in the state of Odisha, where more than 500 delegates from different parts of the state and many faculties of national and international repute participate.

At the same venue, Prof. (Dr.) Lalatendu Mohanty was nominated as Organizing Secretary for APICON 2020, Odisha Chapter to be held at Bhubaneswar and Prof. (Dr.) Pradip Behera was nominated as Joint Secretary for Association of Physicians of India, Odisha.

KIMS  Student awarded at 28th Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Otology

Gifty Zacharias, a Post Graduate Student from Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences under the guidance of ENT Department has won the 3rd prize in E- Poster presentation at 28th Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Otology held in Kolkata from November 15-17.

Her Topic was  "Endoscopic Assisted Decompression of Traumatic Facial Nerve Injury: A Case Report".  The E- Poster presentation was followed by a discussion among 36 participants from all over India.

World Diabetes Day Celebration at KIMS

World Diabetes Day was celebrated on 14th November, 2019 at KIMS by Department of Endocrinology. The celebration kicked off with a walkathon at 7.30 AM, which was flagged off by Dr. Dayanidhi Meher, Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology, in the presence of Mr. Dillip Kumar Panda, Deputy Registrar, KIMS and Mr. K. P. Dwivedi, Senior Administrative Officer. More than 200 people participated in the walkathon to spread awareness regarding the rising menace of Diabetes.

It was followed by a  free Diabetes Detection Camp organized in KIMS lobby which screened about 300 people. Simultaneously a Blood Donation Camp was organized in the Bold Bank of KIMS, where more than 40 units of blood were donated. Also “CharsiChini” the nukkadnatak, a play to raise awareness on Diabetes, its complications, prevention and care was organized in the hospital premises by the students from fifth semester.

Among the other activities, a quiz competition as well as poster presentation competition was organized at KIMS auditorium, which also included participants from other Medical Colleges from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. A dance act "Save the Girl Child", enacted by the fifth semester students was organized in the auditorium to spread the awareness regarding the Diabetes in pregnancy.

The audience were addressed by Dr. Om Prakash Panigrahi, Professor & HOD, Department of Community Medicine. Dr. Dayanidhi Meher gave a presentation on the basics of Diabetes and its prevention. This was followed by a presentation by Professor(Dr.) Sonali Kar on the impact of Diabetes on family and the role of family on taking care of Diabetes.

Successful Labor Analgesia in KIMS
A patient willing for painless delivery was successfully administered epidural analgesia recently after being explained about the procedure. She had pain-free labor after starting epidural and had a normal vaginal delivery. She was extremely satisfied with the entire process and expressed her gratitude for the same. Dr. Asima Das, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, KIMS conducted the treatment with the support of Dr. Pulak Priyadarsi, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, KIMS.
Talk on "Collaborative Research: Medicine, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering  & Electronics Engineering:- Scope and Feasibility" held at KIMS

A talk on "Collaborative Research: Medicine, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering  & Electronics Engineering :- Scope and Feasibility" by a Group of Experts from KIIT Deemed to be University was organized  at KIMS on 5th November, 2019.

At the outset, Prof. Samaresh Mishra, Director, KIIT School of Computer Engineering placed a brief introduction on his School.

Dr. Suresh Chandra Satpathy, Professor, School of Computer Engineering and Dean, Research spoke about artificial intelligence and it's utilities in medical field. He briefed about his new algorithm systems by which malaria detection becomes faster. He also spoke about the various possible collaborations which can be done with School of Computer Science.

Dr. U. P. Singh, Dean, KIIT School of Electronics  and his team spoke on non invasive diagnostic procedures and Medical Imaging techniques using Electronics and collaborative research with Radiology, Cardiology and other medical specialties.

Finally, Dr. P. C. Mishra, Dean, School  of Mechanical Engineering and his team briefed about Bioinstrumentation, Biomaterials and other Medical Imaging techniques such as Thermal Imaging. He opened possible collaborations with regards to Biopsy Taking, Implants, Biomechanics, Prosthetics, etc in various Departments of Medicine.

Faculty from KIMS invited to provide BLS Training at VIMSAR, Burla

Basic Life Support(BLS) course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an Automated External Defibrillator(AED), Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

Faculty of KIMS, Dr. Nirmal Kumar Mohakud, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, a national BLS trainer was invited to train the post graduate and junior faculty of Pediatrics, O&G, Anesthesiology, Medicine and  Pulmonary Medicine. Beside them 3 Pediatric specialists I/C CHCs and 5 interns were trained on BLS provider course. A total of 49 doctors trained on 3rd November, 2019. Other team members include Dr. Shrabanee Chakrobarty (Kolkata), Dr. Rajib Roy (Bhubaneswar) and Dr. Nihar from VIMSAR.

Giving students a hand to HELP and ears to LISTEN...
 That’s what Doctors practice at Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences

"Chai Pe Charcha"- a great initiative devised by Founder Prof. Achyuta Samanta, where students of KIIT Deemed to be University can directly meet and convey their grievances as well as suggestions to respective college authorities in extremely student friendly atmosphere with cup of tea.

Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Chandra Das, Director, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences(KIDS); Dr. Jugajyoti Pathi, Asst. Director (Administration), KIDS;  and Prof. (Dr.) Balaji Manohar, Principal, KIDS along with faculty members of KIDS continued this tradition and interacted with the students of KIDS and discussed various academic as well as management issues for further growth and development of the institution. 

KIMS Doctor presented paper at International Conference held at Edinburgh, UK
Dr.  Khageswar Rout, Associate Professor, Department of ENT, KIMS  participated in Cutting Edge Laryngology International Conference held at Edinburgh, UK and presented a paper which was accepted by International laryngeal society. "It was a great opportunity and an amazing experience", he remarked.
Felicitation of Prof. S. C. Dash, Proor Emeritus, KIMS

During the Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation(CAST) – 2019, recently held in Delhi, Dr. S. C. Dash, Professor Emeritus of KIMS was felicitated with “Fellow of the Indian Society of Transplantation (FISOT)”. He was felicitated before 3000 members of CAST from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand and other South Asian Countries for his lifelong dedicated work, Research & Scientific publications in the field of Organ Transplantation at AIIMS & UK. Besides, Dr. Dash had the prestige of chairing the session of Organ Transplantation oration delivered by the World famous Prof. Paul Mac Master from Britain on “Life after Liver Transplantation” at CAST-2019.

Dr. Dash joined KIMS in 2006 and was instrumental for  superior UG teaching in KIMS and  state-of-the-art Medical services at Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital as Principal and Director. He is currently working as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplantation. He has enhanced the reputation of KIMS with several orations & awards such as RN Tagore Oration, JCM Shastri Oration, K. S. Chugh Oration & Dronacharya Award to name only a few. He brought together Nephrologists, Urologists, Transplant Physicians & Surgeons of SAARC Countries by founding Nephrology-Urology-Transplant Society called “NUTS of SAARC” to exchange knowledge & technology for the first time in 1995.

Earlier while at AIIMS, he organized several National and few International Conferences in Nephrology & Organ Transplantation. He has conducted more than 1500 Kidney transplants at AIIMS & other Institutes.

Remarkably, Dr. Dash has been honoured in Nepal as “Nepal Gaurav”, being the first person to start Hemodialysis Center in 1984 at Bir Hospital, Kathmandu under Indo Nepal Friendship Treaty.

KIMS Cardiologist eulogized at Internanal Conference

Bringing glory to KIMS once again, Dr. Anupam Jena, Cardiologist at KIMS, has taken the credibility of our Institution to new heights globally.

He presented a challenging case at the International Conference (TCT) at San Francisco, USA held recently. In fact, TCT (Trans-catheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) is the biggest and most respected conference in Interventional Cardiology in the world, attended by more than 15000 cardiologists from all over the world. Here a handful of challenging cases are selected from all over the world for presentation.

The challenging case from KIMS was highly appreciated for the very complex nature of the stenting and good outcome for the patient. A young male presented with abnormal enlargement of the aorta (called aortic aneurysm). The patient visited many hospitals of repute but was refused treatment due to the high risk nature of the disease. He underwent successful stenting of aorta at KIMS. Dr. Anupam Jena also had the distinguished honour of presenting another talk at TCT on intervention for complex and high risk patients.

Notably, KIMS is offering state-of-the-art treatment of heart diseases and has now pioneered the management of complex and high risk cases of heart disease i.e. nonsurgical replacement of heart valves, cardiac electrophysiological study and catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, device closure of congenital defects of the heart, stenting of coronary arteries etc.

KIMS Doctor aed for best paper presentation during 29th East Zone ISACON

Assistant Professor of Cardiac Anaesthesia, KIMS Dr. Ashok Kumar Badamali received Prof. S. Satpathy award for best paper presentation by practicing Anesthesiologist during 29th EAST ZONE ISACON, organized by AIIMS, Bhubaneswar for his topic “The effect of protocol based learning of healthcare staff on outcome in a tertiary care institution of Odisha”.   His idea of imposing protocol based regular training of healthcare staff like junior doctors, nursing staff and other paramedics and also its effect on team development and improvement of quality was appreciated the judges and audience of EAST ZONE ISACON. Remarkably, Dr. Badamali is the only Anaesthetist to receive the award thrice.

Two workshops were conducted at KIMS, Bhubaneswar on 20th October, 2019  for EASTZONE ISACON of Anaesthesia Society Eastern India. Faculties from pan India trained more than 60 delegates on Hemodynamic Monitoring and Peri-Operative UltraSonography . The faculties were Dr. Subhendu Sarkar (B. M. Birla, Kolkata); Dr. Swati Chhabra (AIIMS, Jodhpur); Dr. Bhanu Pratap Swain(TMH); Dr. Satyajit Mishra (AIIMS, BBSR); Dr. Sanghamitra Mishra; Dr. Vivek Choudhury; Dr. Samarjit Bishoi; Dr. Randhir Mitra; Dr. Dharma Jivan Samantary from Bhubaneswar while Dr. Ashok Kumar Badamali; Dr. Saurav Sutradhar and Dr. Sashank Mallik from KIMS conducted the workshop.

All the delegates appreciated the scope of hands on training they received and the facilities available at KIMS.

CME and Wop on Foeta Imaging and its challenges

The Department of Radiodiagnosis organised a Workshop  & CME on “Foetal Imaging and its’ challenges” on 20th October, 2019.

The invited faculty was Dr. Vikram Patil, from JSS University, Mysuru. He shared his skills acquired during his training from the King’s College, London, where he was trained. The event was focussed on the practical approach, technicalities involved, with hands on training including streaming of audio-visuals for the large gathering. The CME added to the awareness on the importance of Foetal imaging for specialised patient care and highlighted the potential of advanced diagnostic bonanza which KIMS can now offer to the Society.

Maj. Gen. (Dr.) P.K. Pattanaik, The Principal & Director School of Medicine,  KIMS  congratulated Dr. (Col.) Kamal K Sen and the Faculty  for organising an academic event of such high standard.

World Anaia Day observed at KIMS

World Anaesthesia Day commemorates the first successful demonstration of  Ether Anaesthesia on 16th October, 1846. The date (16th October) is now globally recognized as World Anaesthesia Day in respect of the importance of this event.

A "Compression Only Life Support"(COLS) awareness programme was organized by Department of Anaesthesiology, KIMS at KP-14 Hostel. Our faculties Prof.(Dr.) Amit Pradhan, Dr. Lingaraj Sahu, Dr. Ashok Badamali and Dr. Jyoti Ranjan Parida along with PG Trainees demonstrated and conducted hands-on training to around 300 KIIT employees.

World Anaesthesia Day was observed in the Department of Anaesthesiology. Dr. Bishnu Prasad Panigrahi(CEO, KIMS) and Dr. Saktimaya Mohapatra(Facility Director) were present on the occasion.

Rare Surgery done at KIMS

KIMS has once again achieved excellence in Odisha in the field of Cardiology. A 34 years old male patient underwent a very high risk and rare surgery at KIMS. The surgery was done by internationally trained cardiologist Dr. Anupam Jena and his team. The patient came with complaints regarding pain in the abdomen and back. He was diagnosed as a case of extensive aneurysm of aorta involving thoracic and abdominal aorta. Aortic aneurysm is a disease where the central blood vessel of the body i.e. the Aorta gets dilated and enlarged. If left untreated, aortic aneurysm can cause sudden death due rupture of aorta.

The patient had extensive aneurysm of aorta. On evaluation at KIMS, his diagnosis of thoracoabdominal aneurysm was confirmed. But, in addition to the fusiform aneurysm there were saccular aneurysms also. Saccular aneurysms of aorta have a high risk of rupture. After thorough evaluation, the patient was taken up for stenting of the aneurysm. The procedure was difficult and the patient needed multiple stent grafts, chimney grafts for complete repair. The procedure was done successfully and without any complications.

It is a matter of great achievement that now very complicated procedures and surgeries are being done in Odisha. KIMS has pioneered in many fields in the treatment of heart disease. Now KIMS is the only centre offering complete treatment of disorders of heart rhythm. Complicated procedures such as heart valve replacement without surgery are currently done only in KIMS in entire Odisha.

World Kidney Day at KIMS
National Seminar on Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

World Kidney Day has been observed at KIIT Deemed to be University under the banner of Indian Academy of Nephrology, Dialysis & Kidney Transplantation on 16th March, 2019. This year’s theme is “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere”.

Inaugurating the seminar, Mr. Soumyaranjan Pattnaik, MP, Rajya Sabha said, now a days providing health care for all is a challenge for all of us. You could not be healthy unless other people are healthy. He urged the Doctors, Health Care Experts, Policy Makers and Government to try and evolve viable solution to this challenge.  

Padma Shree Dr. Subrat Acharya, Pro-Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University said, the rate of kidney diseases is highest during last three years. Change of our life style is the main cause behind it. We should keep fit ourselves physically and mentally, he added. Dr. S. K. Agarwal, Secretary, Indian Academy of Nephrology said, public awareness on kidney diseases is the need of the hour.

Informing the new emerging danger like Chronic kidney disease due to unknown cause (CKDU), Dr. S. C. Dash, Professor of Nephrology, KIMS and Professor Emeritus, KIIT Deemed to be University said, it is seen in Narsinghpur, Badamba, Jajpur, Athagarh and Angul areas and many other areas of Odisha due to presence of heavy metal like Cadmium in the drinking water, which was found in a survey. CKDU has also been reported from other Countries like, Srilanka, Latin America & African Countries.

While, treatment is largely preventive in early stage, later on dialysis & transplantation are the best ways to survive. However every patient of CKD may not be suitable for transplant due to age & co-existing incurable systemic disease like Heart, Brain & Lung diseases. Among others, Prof. H. K. Mohanty, VC, KIIT Deemed to be University, Major General Dr. P. K. Pattnaik, Principal, KIMS also addressed on the inaugural session.

A galaxy of experts in Kidney diseases, Dialysis & Kidney Transplantation participated the seminar and discussed on recent developments in Kidney diseases treatment and Kidney transplantation.

World Kidney Day at KIIT

Opportunity for Physicians, General Practitioners & Patients to interact with top Doctors of India

World Kidney Day is being observed at KIIT Deemed to be University under the banner of Indian Academy of Nephrology, Dialysis & Kidney Transplantation. Besides a National Seminar will be held at KIMS Auditorium on 16th  March, 2019.

A galaxy of experts in Kidney diseases, Dialysis & Kidney Transplantation will participate in the Seminar as informed by Dr. S. C. Dash, Professor of Nephrology, KIMS; Professor Emeritus, KIIT DU as well as Chairman of  The Organizing Committee.

Luminaries in the field will gather to discuss common Kidney ailments to the latest trends in Dialysis & Transplantation.

To name a few, Prof. S. K. Agarwal (HOD), Prof. Dipankar Bhowmik, from AIIMS(New Delhi); Dr. S. Saharia from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, a senior most Kidney Transplant Surgeon in India who has maximum expertise in the field of deceased donor transplantation; Prof. Sreebhusan Raju, HOD-Nephrology, Nizam Institute of Medical Science – Hyderabad and Prof. R. K. Sharma, Director Nephrology & Kidney Transplantation, Awadh Medanta Medical Hospital, Lucknow.

Besides, Prof. Amit Gupta, HOD, SGPGI, Lucknow, who is an expert in Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis; Dr. D. S. Rana, Chairman, Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi; Dr. D. S. Ray, Director of Nephrology & Transplantation, R. N. Tagore Cardiac Research Institute, Kolkata who is a top Consultant in Eastern India in paired donor transplant; Prof. Dilip Pahari, Director of Medica Specialty Hospital, Kolkata, who earlier was Professor & HOD of SSKM and is currently doing the best form of Dialysis and Dr. Saubhik Sural, Chief of Nephrology & Transplantation at Peerless Hospital – Kolkata.

Similarly Dr. Arghya Majumdar, Director of Nephrology of AMRI Hospital, will speak on TMA and Prof. Chittaranjan Kar, In-Charge of Kidney Transplant of SCB Medical College, Cuttack  will elaborate on the complex problem of family counseling before identifying the donor who will be legally & medically fit to donate Kidney.

Kidneys are a pair of most amazing organ of the body. It plays a key role in

ü  Filter and clean 200 liters of blood every day.

ü  Remove toxic substances arising out of   metabolism.

ü  Regulate body water, electrolytes & acid base balance.

ü  Maintains Hemoglobin by secreting Erythropoietin.

ü   Helps maintaining normal blood pressure.

ü   Maintains bone strength by proper mineralization

Kidney disease & Kidney failure is a huge Public Health problem now in India. Common causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are:

ü  Diabetes

ü  Hypertension

ü  Diabetes + Hypertension this combination hastens the Kidney damage.

ü  Obstruction of Urinary Tract like stone disease, Chronic Tubulo Interstitial disease due to infections, heavy metal & toxin exposure

ü  Prostate enlargement, Bladder neck obstruction, Vesico Uretric Reflux

ü  Heredo-familial disease like Polycystic Kidneys

ü  Genetic disease like Fabry’s disease, Primary Alports Syndrome Oxalosis.

Those are well known causes of CKD, however there is a new emerging danger like Chronic Kidney Disease due to unknown cause (CKDU) seen in Narsinghpur, Badamba, Jajpur, Athagarh and Angul areas and many other areas of Odisha. The writer had surveyed Narsinghpur and Badamba areas, where heavy metal like Cadmium was found in the drinking water. CKDU has been reported from other Countries like, Srilanka, Latin America & African Countries.

Treatment is largely preventive in early stage, later on dialysis & transplantation are the best way to survive. However every patient of CKD may not be suitable for transplant due to age & co-existing incurable systemic disease like Heart, Brain & Lung diseases.

This year’s theme is “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere”

Incidence of chronic Kidney disease is estimated to be 13.1% of Indian population. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is common in India. It affects 13 million people Worldwide and 85% of these are found in lower & middle income group of Countries. About 1.7 million are estimated to die annually due to AKI. It is to be remembered that some of the worst form of AKI are seen in India. The patients reach Hospital in almost dying condition due to socio-economic & prevailing poor condition and transport conditions.

Some of the serious diseases causing Acute Kidney Failure are as follows:- Falciparum Malaria (particularly in Odisha), Gastrointestinal disorders causing severe diarrhea, Sepsis, Pregnancy related problems like Septic Abortion, death of Fetus while in the Womb, Gallbladder infection empyema, Hepatitis, Jaundice, Road traffic accidents, Kidney toxic drugs. Nearly fifty percent of AKI progresses to CKD. More Governmental initiative is needed in population screening & preventive measures to save life of these serious patients.

In this context, The Organizing Committee welcomes Physicians, General Practitioners, Medical Faculties and  Nephrologists to attend this Seminar which starts at 08:30 AM on 16th March, 2019. It is also open to the people to attend meeting & utilize the opportunity to interact with top doctors. Registration fees has been kept a nominal Rs. 100/-. 

Hospital on Wheels demonstrated at KIMS

Doctors  of KIMS underwent a Training Programme  on the modus- operandi of carrying out different Medical Treatment within an Ultramodern Bus turned State-of-the-Art Mini Hospital, courtesy Johnson & Johnson-a Multinational Company which has launched such an innovative concept of providing Mobile Medical Care to patients in time of need.   

Such well equipped Hospital on Wheels was demonstrated at KIMS for the awareness of Doctors and Medical Students recently. The Training Programme  was inaugurated by Major General Prof.(Dr.) P. K. Patnaik, Principal, KIMS in presence of Doctors from all the Departments of KIMS. 

The Training Session was conducted in certain spheres of Medical Treatment like  JJIW Ethiskill Suturing, Knotting, Abdominal & Bowel Anastomosis, Basic  Lap & Intra Corporeal  Suturing,    Endo  Stapler Training,  E-Repair  and  Perineal Repair etc.

While Johnson & Johnson was the sponsor of this programme,   KIMS became the first hospital in Odisha in hosting this sort of Training Program on Wheels. 

One More Laurel For KIMS

Dr. Sonapuram Keerthi, a 2nd year Post Graduate resident in the Department of General Medicine made a oral presentation at the 74th Annual Conference of the Association of Physicians of India (APICON 2019-Kochi) under the guidance of Prof. Shubhransu Patro and Prof. S.S. Panda (H.O.D) and has been awarded the prestigious APICON Ludhiana 2014 Original Paper Merit Award on article-BURKHOLDERIA INFECTIONS IN DIABETICS-A DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA FOR PHYSICIANS.


Held in Kochi during 7th-10th February, 2019, it was one of the biggest National Conference of Medical Sciences in India.

IFSS Award-2019 to KIMS

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) was awarded with the prestigious International Food Security Summit (IFSS) -Award 2019 on 8th February in Delhi. Major General Dr. P. K. Patnaik, Principal, KIMS received the award from Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Govt. of India in International Food Security Summit- 2019 held in India International Centre, New Delhi.

KIMS was nominated in the field of health sector and awarded for providing best health services. In fact, IFSS is an initiative by International Food Security Mission aligned with United Nations Sustainable Goals.

Expressing his happiness over the achievement, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS congratulated the doctors, staff and officials of KIMS for their effort towards receiving this prestigious award.

Every year the International Food Security Mission awards various organizations in order to recognize the outstanding performing institutes in various fields. 

Dr Sakir Ahmed joins KIMS

Eminent Rheumatologist and Immunologist Dr. Sakir Ahmed has joined Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) recently. Dr. Ahmed is MBBS from Dibrugarh University with specialization in Medicine from Assam Medical College and qualified with doctorate in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute (SGPGI), Lucknow. He is certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound by EULAR (European League Against Rheumatology).

He has done many exemplary works in pain (mechanisms of generation and modulation) and fibrosis (that is scarring of organs that cause end-organ damage: like cirrhosis, end-stage kidney disease, fibrosis in the heart, etc). His previous research has dealt with discovery of an anti-fibrotic agent for systemic sclerosis, validation of fibromyalgia criteria, metabolomic studies in systemic sclerosis and reactive arthritis, etc.

He has also reported a novel mutation in the NLRP12 gene in a rare disease known as Familial Cold Auto Inflammatory Syndrome Type 2 (FCAS2). Dr. Ahmed has demonstrated the first drug to be effective for this dreaded disease systemic sclerosis.

Dr. Ahmed presented this work at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meet at San Diego, United States last year. He has also discovered two new molecules possibly implicated in fibrosis by analysing the metabolome of patients with systemic sclerosis, which was presented on metabolomics at the EULAR Annual Meet at Madrid, Spain. People of Odisha will be immensely benefited from joining of Dr. Ahmed in KIMS.

Welcome Ceremony  of MBBS  Students 

1st year MBBS  students of KIMS received warm welcome from the senior students on 14th December, 2018 at KIMS Auditorium, KIIT Deemed to be University. Apart from the new students, many faculties and senior students were present on this occasion,

In his address to the students, the Principal of KIMS, Maj. Gen.(Dr.) P.K. Patnaik said, "do not forget the tradition of our institute. After you pass out, your relation with the institute does not come to an end. Rather it begins and continues lifelong. Actually, you are our goodwill ambassadors and if you do well, we feel happy."

Medical Superintendent of  KIMS, Dr. Jyotin Kumar Das advised the students to honor the profession, institute, facilities and our Founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta. "Unless one honor himself, he should not expect honor from others," he said. "During the profession one must love the patients because patients are the real teachers for a good doctor and that love stands for listening, observing, verifying and enjoying," added Dr. Das.

KIIT Medical Society 'KIMAYA', organizes a three day Health Fest – CHIMERA 2k18

‘KIMAYA', the Medical, Dental and Nursing Society of KIIT Deemed to be University organized a three day Health Fest – CHIMERA 2k18 with the modus operandi “Eastern Medicine meets Western Medicine” that aims to provide a platform for the congregation of both medical and non-medical fraternity of eastern India along with other major schools and colleges embracing the whole country under one roof from 16th  to 18th November, 2018.

The Inaugural Ceremony was graced by Chief Guest Dr. (Mrs.) Sanghamitra Pati, Director, ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar; Maj. Gen. P.K. Patnaik, Principal cum Director, School of Medicine; Prof. (Dr.) Brahmananda Dutta, Principal, KIDS; Prof. Amrita Lenka, Principal, KINS and Dr. Shyam Sundar Behura, Dy. Director, Student Services, KIIT Deemed to be University.  

A plethora of events were planned to inculcate the message of health through entertainment among the young mass. A total of 1200 participants participated in various events of Chimera 2k18. In order to boost the learning of Basic Life Support and Disaster Management, Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) was invited for conducting a Hands-on workshop in which more than 200 students participated. Health Aerobics was also conducted for school students.

The renowned Stand-up Comedian Mr. Abhishek Upamanyu graced the occasion and the enthralled the audience by means of  his humorous stories.

'KIIT for Kerala'
KIMS Doctors Extended Timely, Door To Door Assistance To Flood Victims In Kerala

The KIIT flood relief assistance provided at Kerala was primarily based on three parts, i.e. Medical Assistance, Counseling and Mapping the struggles that people faced during floods and the Post Flood Situation which was revolving around rehabilitation process.

The Doctors of KIMS covered two districts (Thrissur & Wayanad) fully and some parts of Ernakulam.  In Thrissur district, the Medical Team focused on working with PHC's, District Medical Officers and Special Task Force which were constituted for the purpose. In Wayanad district, the team was divided into some parts for providing door to door assistance in many tribal areas. 

The team of doctors took a ground level understanding of the situation and offered timely assistance to the people whose houses surged into the water and mud following the flood. Around 40 houses in this area submerged into the flood waters which carried tons of mud, stones and large barks of trees.

In fact, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences(KIMS) extended its medical support by sending 25 member medical team to Kerala on 22nd August,2018 to render medical services to flood affected people.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme at KIMS

Rampant use of antibiotics, available easily over the counter in our country, is leading to increasing incidence of antimicrobial resistant organism. With novel drug development not keeping pace, infection control falls short and transmission of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) organisms between patients occurs. Those who develop these infections experience the consequences of ineffective treatment, delayed recovery, recurrent infection, or even death.

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) organised an Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme on February 5, 2018 to discuss these issues and sensitize the clinicians. The programme was spearheaded by Prof. Nusrat Shafiq, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, which has been one of the centres in the country actively pursuing this programme. The Govt. of India and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) are also very keen to pursue this programme.

Solutions debated included eliminating antibiotic from livestock feed and decreasing use of antibiotics for human infections that are self-limited or likely to have been caused by viruses. Improved adherence to infection control guidelines has become a national priority for preventing health care acquired infection and AMR. Clinicians are obligated to treat each patient as effectively as possible. As more reports of AMR emerge, there may be a paradoxical effect, causing providers to go to newer broad spectrum agents to which resistance may be less common. There are times and cost constraints for obtaining cultures to guide treatment decisions and empirical therapy are perceived to be more cost effective in ambulatory settings. Moreover, most antimicrobial prescriptions are written by clinicians who are not infectious disease specialists.

The Programme proceedings were attended by Prof. Gilltanjali Batmanabane, Director, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar who is a Pharmacologist and was actively involved at JIPMER in their antibiotic stewardship programme. Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar, KIlT Deemed University, Prof. J. K. Dash, Principal, KIMS and Dr. Manjushree Mohanty, Head, Deptt. of Pharmacology also attended the Program. It was decided to initiate the programme in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) initially at KIMS.

Honours for KIMS Doctor

Dr. S. C. Dash, Professor Emeritus, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) was invited to the prestigious 2017 Annual Congress of American Society of Nephrology (ASN) at New Orleans, USA and American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) Society recently. He attended ASN as a special delegate and participated in the Educational Ambassador’s meet, where global reduction of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in low economy group of countries was discussed. A resolution was also passed that international educational ambassadors should take keen interest to guide physicians of various countries on proper approach, rational investigations and appropriate treatment.  

Prof. Dash, who worked in AIIMS for 31 years and 20 years as head of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant Medicine, is a recipient of 9 prestigious Orations including RN Tagore Oration (APICON), Khullar Gold Medal Oration (ISN), J.M. Patel Oration (ISOT) and JCM Shastry Oration (ISN). He is also a recipient of ‘Nepal Gourav’ for his contribution to nephrology in Nepal. He has more than 250 publications in national and international journals. For his immense contribution to teaching, research and patient care he was awarded with ‘Life time Achievement Award’ at Bangalore ISN Congress in 2016.

KIMS Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN) conferred the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Prof. S. C. Dash, Emeritus Professor & HOD of Nephrology, KIMS and former Director, KIMS & PBMH at its 47th Annual Conference held in Mumbai from December 15 – 18, 2016. He was given the honour for his “pioneering contribution to the development of Nephrology in India and leadership among the renal community, which are considered to be outstanding”.

Prof. Dash spent 31 years in different faculty positions, including Professor & Head of Nephrology & Transplant Medicine in AIIMS New Delhi. He is the founder of Northern Chapter of ISN, Nephrology-Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries and National Academy of Nephrology. He was awarded Senior Commonwealth Fellowship by Govt. of India and worked at five institutions in U.K. in 1992. He was then declared a visiting professor to Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London. Prof. Dash has been invited to U.S.A., U.K., Japan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to deliver lectures. In 2014, he was selected by International Society of Nephrology as ‘Educational Ambassador’ to teach in foreign countries.

Considered as an original thinker and researcher who has inspired generations of students, Prof. Dash has received numerous honours from civil societies. He has about 250 national and international research publications. Dr. Dash has helped innumerable poor people to get treatment and renal transplant at AIIMS between 1976 and 2016. Indian Society of Nephrology has recognised Dr. S. C. Dash as a humanitarian physician.

Dr. Subrat Acharya joins KIIT Versity as Pro-Chancellor

The world-renowned liver transplant physician, Padma Shree Dr. Subrat Acharya has joined KIIT as Pro-Chancellor. Dr. Acharya, who hails from Balasore district, has recently returned back to his home state Odisha after retiring from AIIMS, New Delhi. Apart from ensuring a high quality education in KIIT, he will see that the best health care is provided to the general public through KIMS. People of the state as well as neighbouring states will benefit immensely by his joining the University. “I joined KIIT to be able to serve the people of the state”, he said.   

Dr. Acharya was awarded Padma Shree in 2014 for his outstanding service in the field of medicine. He has been honoured with the prestigious Samanta Candrasekhar and J.C. Bose Awards. He is also a recipient of Commonwealth Fellowship for research in liver ailments. Dr. Acharya has more than 200 research publications and authored eight books. Apart from these, he had held Editorship of two medical journals. 

In another development, Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Patnaik has joined Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) as Medical Superintendent & Director, Surgical & Allied Services.  He is one of the most senior Gastrointestinal Surgeons of India trained from AIIMS. He served for 34 years in the Army Medical Corps (as Surgeon & GI Surgeon) in different Command Military Hospitals at Pune, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Army Research and Referral Hospital, Delhi. 

Dr. Patnaik is one of the pioneers to initiate Liver Transplant Programme for the Army. He is also credited for bringing in Laparoscopic Surgery to the Services. He has trained a number of Surgeons & GI Surgeons and has been instrumental in equipping the service hospitals with modern gadgets. Dr. Patnaik has been a teacher and examiner at AFMC, Pune and Delhi University. He has 40 research publications, delivered number of guest lecturers and orations.

For his meritorious services in the Army, he has been awarded Army Chief’s commendation twice and VSM (Visishta Sewa Medal) by the Hon’ble President of India. Being a recipient of “British Council Fellowship”, he has specialized in Liver Surgery and he has been a Visiting Clinician at Mayo Clinic USA in Pancreatic Surgery. The people of the state have lauded the association of these two renowned specialists joining the KIIT Group of Institutions. 

KIMS Professor Honoured

Dr. Suresh Chandra Dash, Emeritus Professor in Medicine and Professor & Head of Nephrology Department, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), KIIT was felicitated by the Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Hon’ble Shri K. P. Sharma Oli on 22nd September 2016 during an International Conference on Kidney Transplantation in Kathmandu. Eminent nephrologists, transplant surgeons from Australia & other countries participated in the Conference, which was organised by Institute of Medical Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Prof. S. C. Dash is recognised in Nepal as an icon physician, because of his long association with Nephrology services of that country. He set-up Nephrology Unit and did the first Hemodialysis in Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, in 1987 under Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty. Subsequently, he was made a visiting professor to B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan. Nepal Television had earlier honoured him with “Nepal Gourav” award in 2007. He has treated many patients, including Kidney transplant, from Nepal while working at AIIMS, New Delhi. Nepal Nephrology Society has invited him to participate in many Conferences & CMEs in the past.

Dr. Dash, currently the Emeritus Professor in Medicine and Professor  & Head of Nephrology Department at KIMS, was earlier Director, KIMS & Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital. He has served at AIIMS, New Delhi for 31 years as Professor and HOD of Nephrology, where he trained innumerable MD, DM, DNB & Ph.D. students. He held several International Congresses and was invited to several hospitals as visiting Professor in UK & presented lectures at many countries like USA, Japan, UK. He was sent by Govt. of India to UK as a Sr. Commonwealth fellow in 1992. Recently, he has been made an Educational Ambassador in Nephrology by International Society of Nephrology to teach in foreign countries.

World Heart Day celebrated in KIMS

World Heart Day was celebrated in the department of Cardiac Science, Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital, KIMS on 29th Sept 2016. Eminent Cardiologists, Dr. J. P. Dash, Dr. H. N Mishra, Former Head of Cardiology, SCB Medical College, Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS, Dr. B. C. Das, Director, School of Medicine, KIMS, Dr. Panchanan Sahoo, HoD Cardiology, KIMS, Cardio-Surgeon, Dr. B. B. Mishra were present on the occasion. Earlier in the morning an awareness rally was organized by the department of Cardiac Science from Patia to KIMS followed by a free heart check up camp.

 Chief Guest, Dr. J. P. Dash focused on this year's celebration theme, ‘First Medical Contact (FMC) in Chest Pain'. He spoke on the importance of knowledge on the functioning of the heart and how to prevent heart diseases. Not only heart disease, but hypertension and diabetic should also be treated properly and on time. Dr. H. N. Mishra stressed on creating general awareness among the people. He said that the awareness message should propagate properly to the common masses. 

Dr. K. P. Tripathy, Professor in Medicine, KIMS, Dr. Subasis Mishra, Consultant Cardiologist, KIMS, Dr. S. S. Mishra, Professor, Cardiology, Hi-Tech MCH were among the eminent speakers of different CME Sessions of the day.

KIMS Doc Selected as Sports Medicine Doctor for Rio Olympics 2016

Dr. Sudeep Satpathy, Asso. Professor of Physiology in KIMS has been selected as sports medicine doctor for 2016 Rio Olympics. He has been selected by the Olympic authority on the basis of his performance and experience in the field of sports medicine. It is said that, he is the first doctor from Odisha to join Olympics.

Dr. Satpathy completed his MBBS from VSS Medical College, Burla, and Diploma in Sports Medicine from International Olympic Committee. He is also a Member of the prestigious faculty of sports and exercise medicine, Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Ireland. He was also the team doctor of the Sachin Tendulkar owned Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League 2015. Congratulating Dr Satpathy for his success, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, KIMS is proud to have such kind of talented physician, also he is a jewel of Odisha.

KIMS Doc Elected VP of APSI

Dr. K. K. Samantary, Asso. Prof of Department of ENT, KIMS has been elected as Vice President of Phono Surgeons of India (APSI). He has been elected for three years from 2016 to 2018. Phono Surgery is a super specialty branch of ENT, which deals with voice disorders. Dr. Samantaray successfully completed his term as Honorary Secretary of the Association for three years. He is the first Odia to be the vice president of APSI. He has conducted national conference two times in Bhubaneswar successfully and workshops to treat patients with hoarseness of voice of any age.

Rare Heart Surgery on KISS Student

A +3 Final Year, Physics (H) student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Narasinghadev Kuanr underwent a rare heart surgery in Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) on 23rd February 2016. Narasinghadev suffered a heart attack following which he was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. Primary investigation revealed a complete blockage in his right coronary artery, which required an angioplasty. Subsequently Angioplasty was conducted on him by Dr. Panchanan Sahoo, Head of the Department, Cardiology, KIMS and his team.

For this treatment, they used a special thrombus suction catheter to clear the blockage and an imported stent was placed. After angioplasty, Narasinghdev is on the way to speedy recovery. As stated by the doctors, it is a rare kind of blockage usually not seen in persons below 25 years. In general, the cost of such operations runs upto four lakhs. In the case of  Narasinghdev all expenditure was borne by KISS. Narasingh’s father, Gopal thanked KISS, the medical team of KIMS and Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for giving a new life to his son. He said, "it is almost impossible on my part to bear such a huge amount towards the treatment of my son, as I maintain my family as a daily labourer." All this was possible because his son is pursuing his education at KISS, he later added.

KIMS Launches Smart Consultation Services

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital has started smart consultation through Telemedicine from today. Dr. Shankar Acharya, eminent spine surgeon from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital(SGRH), New Delhi gave consultation through ultra modern telemedicine link established by KIMS and (SGRH). Dr. Acharya gave consultancy through video conference in presence of patient and doctors in KIMS for better treatment. This facility is the first of its kind in Odisha. 

Telemedicine service will be provided once in a week for the time being. It will be provided daily later on. In the near future it will be extended to all other departments and linked to all districts of Odisha. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between KIMS and SGRH, New Delhi to provide Telemedicine service recently.

CM Shastry Memorial Oration award to KIMS Director

Dr. S. C. Dash, Director, KIMS & Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital has been awarded with prestigious ‘JCM Shastry Memorial Oration’ to be delivered during 46th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN). The Conference held recently in Bangalore, where he spoke on “Fight against Chronic Kidney Diseases in Indian Context”. Dr. Dash is currently one of the senior most nephrologists of India. He has many laurels to his credit. He has been the Professor & HOD of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi for 31 years.  He has more than 250 scientific publications 100 of which are international journals. He  was the past president of ISN & Founder President of Nephrology-Urology & Transplant Society of SAARC Nations (NUTS of SAARC) in 1995. He is the Founder of Northern Chapter of ISN & Current Founder President of Indian Academy of Nephrology. Recipient of several prestigious Orations including RN Tagore Oration from Association of Physicians of India. He has been invited by several universities in UK, USA, Japan to deliver guest lectures.

Recently in another achievement he was elected as the “International Educational Ambassador in the field of Nephrology” by the International Educational Program Committee (EAP) at Johannesburg , South Africa.

Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra Addresses KIMS Convocation

First Convocation of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), medical education wing of KIIT, was held in KIIT campus on December 22, 2015. Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India delivered the convocation address. KIIT also conferred Degree of Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) on Hon’ble Dr. Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, Vice-President at the International Court of Justice, The Hague.
Addressing the students, Shri Justice Misra said, education should be utilized in the right manner so that peace can prevail all over the world. Students should receive best of education, whichever branch they like. Irrespective of their branch of study, information technology, technical or professional education, they should utilize their education for the development of the society, he stated. There is wide scope for each and every student and they should take the opportunity at its best, he advised. Medical students should always stick to the professional ethics and be polite and humble to the patients, Shri Justice Misra told the graduates.
International legal luminaries, who were here to attend a seminar on international law organized by KIIT, also graced the convocation ceremony. “There is no better gift to the society than education to children”, said Dr. Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf.  
“I have been profoundly inspired by achievements of KIIT & KISS Founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta. Most of the people of Somalia are still underprivileged due to lack of education. As a Somali, we want a person like Dr. Samanta”, stated Dr. Justice Yusuf, a prominent jurist from Somalia.
Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge at the International Court of Justice; Prof. Jan Paulsson, Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami School of Law and Centennial Professor of Law, Landon School of Economics; Prof. Marike Paulsson, Director, International Arbitration Institute & Lecturer in Law, University of Miami; Ms. Pinky Anand, Addl. Solicitor General of India; Dr. Sunitha Krishnan, Social Activist & Chief Functionary and Co-Founder, Prajwala also spoke on the occasion.
Expressing his happiness, Dr. Achyuta Samanta said, KIMS is very proud to have Justice Dipak Misra in its first convocation and it is a matter of pride for the whole State that eminent judges from the International Court of Justice have come to Odisha. It is the second visit of Dr. Justice Bhandari to KIIT & KISS.

World Organ Donation Day Celebrated at KIMS

World Organ Donation and Organ Transplantation Day was celebrated at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital. On this occasion an awareness rally on organ donation was held. More than five hundred students of KIMS and KISS participated in the rally. Prof. Dr. S. C. Dash, Director, KIMS; Dr. Panchanan Sahoo, Head, Cardiology Department of KIMS and Panchanan Parida, MR, KIMS also joined the rally. A Continuous Medical Education (CME) was also held in KIMS. Inaugurating the CME Niranjan Pujari, Speaker, Odisha Legislative Assembly said, in eighties transplantation of human and animal organs was initiated, but it was not success. But in 20th century medical scientists got success in organ transplantation like Heart, Kidney and liver. On the other hand there are legal hurdles in organ donation. Most of the people are unaware of organ donation. So awareness should be created among people to donate organ. In this regard doctors and medical students have a vital role to play, he added. Briefing about the programme Dr. S. C. Dash said, organ transplantation is most spectacular achievement in the medical sciences. Today we are successful in heart, liver and kidney transplantation. By which an affected person can live from 10 to 30 years. Every year 5 lakh people die in road accidents. People should come out to donate organ of such kind of organ of people who have no possibility of life after accident. One can donate body of a dead person those bodies are suitable for medical research. Among others Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS; Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT also spoke on the occasion. Dr. B. C. Das, Director (Medicine) KIMS gave welcome address while, Dr. S. B. Ogale, Principal proposed vote of thanks. Prof. Dipankar Bhoumik, Nephrology, AIIMS, New Delhi; Prof. Sandeep Agrawal, Transplant Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi; Dr. B. B. Mishra and Dr. S. C. Panigrahi of KIMS spoke on the Kidney transplant, transplant surgery, Heart transplant and liver transplant. 

KIMS Organises Refresher Course for Doctors

 A Professional Development Course (PDC) in Management, Public Health and Health Sector Reforms for senior-level District Medical Officers (DMOs) from the states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands was inaugurated by Prof. P. P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT in Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) on 23rdNovember 2015. It is the flagship capacity building initiative under NHM / RCH-II.   Funded by Training Division, Ministry of Health Family Welfare, Govt. of India and supervised by NIHFW, New Delhi, the course was awarded to KIMS since 2013-14. Total 15 senior-level health professionals from the two states and one UT are attending the course.

Inaugurating the 10-week programme, Prof. Mathur said, KIIT will extend all possible help to make this important programme a big success. The Director, NIHFW, New Delhi and Office of the Delegation of European Countries in India sent their best wishes for the course. Among other, the inaugural ceremony was graced by Prof. B. C. Das, Director, KIMS; Mr. P. Parida, Management Representative; KIMS; Prof. S. B. Ogale, Principal; Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, PBMH, Prof. R. N. Rout, HOD, Community Medicine, Dr. Sonali Kar, Asso. Prof. Community Medicine and Prof. Pramod Samantray, Sr. Consultant, Professional Development Course.

Patient Controlled Analgesia in KIMS 

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) becomes the first hospital in Odisha to start Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) for patients undergoing cardiac surgery during the post-operative period. A PCA pump allows the patients to give themselves pain killer drugs whenever they need them and without having to wait for the nurse to bring an injection. The pump delivers the drug down a fine length of tubing to the drip in the patient's arm after the patient presses the designated button on the handset.  

PCA better than conventional treatment methods as the patient gets the pain killer immediately. Patients with good pain control tend to make faster progress and, on average, leave hospital earlier.

A 42 years old male open heart patient was put on CADDTM (Computerized Ambulatory Drug Delivery System), Smiths Medical, USA for postoperative pain management. Patient remained absolutely pain free and was able to move out of bed within 12 hours of surgery. Usually open heart is done after opening the chest along the midline. After surgery movement of chest with each breath causes pain and restricts patient’s respiratory effort. This may causes pulmonary complications and increase patients morbidity.

Use of PCA alleviates pain and improves lung functions. New generation PCA with many safety features is a noble step towards painfree cardiac surgeries.

KIMS Acquires Ultramodern Neuro Surgery Microscope
First in Odisha & Second in Eastern India

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT, has acquired the state-of-the-art surgical microscope for precision neurosurgery, Leica M525 OH4. It is the only neuro surgical microscope of its kind installed in Odisha and second in whole of Eastern India.

Its reach, height and clearance, one of the best in the industry, enables surgeons to achieve the best working position. Featuring full auto balance of all axis with intraoperative balancing, the Leica OH4 floorstand moves easily and when the brakes are released, and the microscope stabilizes in only 1.5 seconds and remains vibration free. It has two completely independent, primary 300W xenon arc-lamp illumination systems. The second 300W system automatically and immediately switches on in the event of one lamp’s failure.

High degree of light transmission provides better patient safety by allowing the surgeon to use lower degrees of illumination. Besides, BrightCare, the FDA approved patented technology, automatically adjusts the illumination to eliminate the chances of tissue burning. The microscope is fully compatible with all major brands of IGS systems for neuro navigation. It is the only microscope where three surgeons can see simultaneously. It also features the latest generation 1080p documentation system, which makes it excellent for teaching purposes also.

Leica M525 OH4 is the latest in the series of high precision and ultra modern medical equipment procured by KIMS. It reflects the Hospital’s commitment in providing the highest standard of patient care. 

KIMS Director elected as the "International Educational Ambassador"

Prof. (Dr.) S. C. Dash Director, KIMS and Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital has been selected as the "International Educational Ambassador" in the field of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation. Decision was taken by the International 'Educational Ambassador Program Committee' (EAP) of International Society of Nephrology at Johannesburg, South Africa. With this award Dr. S. C. Dash has been assigned with the honour to train physicians and nephrologists in Interventional Nephrology & Critical Care Nephrology, dialysis & transplantation in foreign countries.

Honour came in view of his vast experience in patient care, research in Renal Medicine & transplantation at AIIMS, New Delhi for 31 yrs and as a Sr. Common Wealth Professor in Great Britain in 1993-94. Earlier Prof. Dash had been invited as speaker at several Universities in USA, UK, Japan, China, Singapore & in all SAARC Nations. He has more than 250 research publications. 

Latest Hip Replacement Surgery at KIMS

Usha Das (Name changed), 30-year female, was suffering from left hip pain and limping for last 18 years. Not getting relief from pain even after undergoing extensive treatment in various hospitals of Odisha, she visited Apollo Hospital, Chennai, where she was operated. She was also treated with anti-tubercular medication for nine months. However, there was no relief even after these interventions.

Subsequently, she also developed Avascular Necsosis of Head of Femur (Lt). For this, she was again operated at Seven Hills Hospital, Vizag, but again without much relief. She continued to limp and have pain in left hip while walking.

Recently, she consulted Dr. B. K. Behera, Asso. Professor of Orthopedics, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, after receiving positive feedback from one of her relatives, who was treated by Dr. Behera. Dr. Behera examined the case in detail and found that she was suffering from secondary Osteoarthritis of Hip joint with Avascular Necsosis of head of femur. The treatment for this condition is Total hip replacement which was discussed with the patient in detail. The patient wanted a long durable prosthesis, which can last more than 30 years.

Dr. B. K. Behera, senior Joint Replacement surgeon, along with Dr. J. Baidya and Dr. K. Srikant operated her successfully on 06-05-2015 at KIMS without any complication. The anesthesia was administered by Dr. J. C. Mishra.

The total Hip Replacement was done with ceramic to ceramic (Ceramic head size – 36mm – Ceramic lines) Prosthesis (Implant) which is latest in the world. The life span of this Implant is more than 30 years which is good for younger patients.

The surgery was done with mini incision by Anterolateral approach. This total Hip Replacement incision is smaller than the earlier 2 healed incisions. With this technique, dislocation of Prosthesis is less than 0.1%. Patient gets early recovery and can be discharged to home by 5th day.

The patient was discharged from KIMS hospital on 6th day post operation. The total Hip Replacement surgery was uneventful. The patient got early recovery with pain free walking with this technique of total hip replacement.

Now, the patient is very happy as there is neither pain nor limping during walking.

KIMS Director Honoured

Dr. S. C. Dash, Director, KIMS & Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital has been honoured in the Annual Congress of Railway Association of Physicians of India (RAPICON). He was invited as the Guest of Honour & to deliver the RAPICON Oration during its 35th Congress at Garden Reach, Kolkata on 22th November 2014.

Prof. S. C. Dash worked as the professor & Head of Nephrology & Kidney Transplant Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi for 19 years out of his 31 years as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine.

For his vast experience in the field of research & patient treatment, he had been earlier invited as speaker to several universities in US, UK, Japan, China, Singapore & SAARC nations. He has more than 250 research publications for which he was asked to give the oration on "Recent advances in treatment of Glomerular disorders" at Kolkata.

Prevention is better than cure
World Heart Day Celebrated at KIMS

World Heart Day was celebrated in Department of Cardiac Science, Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital, KIMS in association with Cardiology Society of India (CSI), Odisha Chapter on 26th Sept. Eminent Cardiologist including Dr. J. P. Dash, Dr. H. N Mishra, Former Head of Cardiology, SCB Medical College, Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS, Dr. B. C. Das, Director, School of Medicine, KIMS; Dr. Panchanan Sahoo, HoD Cardiology, KIMS and Prof P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT. The theme of this year celebration is ‘Heart healthy environment’.

Dr. J. P. Dash said, it is very important to know about heart and how to prevent heart diseases. Not only heart disease, hypertension and diabetic should treat properly. He said, doctors who are treating the heart patients they must have adequate knowledge, time to treat the patient and prevent heart disease. All doctors who are responsible for heart disease, they should be kind enough for the heart patient, he added.

Dr. H. N. Mishra in his speech said, people should aware to prevent the huge burden of cardiac disease. Doctors should try to propagate the message. Prof. Mathur said, common people should know and aware about the particular day for their benefit. Heart is placed in a special place in body and literature. The message should propagate properly to the common peoples.

An Odia reference book “Hrutpinda ra katha O Byatha” written by Dr. Panchanan Sahoo was also released during this occasion.

Among others Dr. B. K. Mahala, Sr. Consultant Cardiology Narayan Hridalaya, Bangalore and Dr. Satish K. Gupta, Sr. Consultant Cardiology J. W. Global Hospital Mount Abu were the eminent speakers of different CME Sessions of the day.

KIMS has the facilities of well equipped and fully modernized cardiac care centre consisting 2 latest Modular Theaters, one modernized Cath Lab, 23 Bedded ICCU, 13 bedded Thoracic Surgical ICU, six bedded step down ICU. The institute has become a center of excellence and innovation and has performed many successful heart surgeries and interventional procedures so far, sources said. Dr. Panchanan Sahoo delivers welcome address, while Dr. B. B. Mishra proposed the vote of thanks.

Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) gets approval for starting of Postgraduation (MDS) course from the Academic year 2014-15

Founded in the year 2007, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) has steadily progressed as a major force in the field of dental education and oral health care. In a short span of 7 years, it has established its good will and reputation among the student community and patients. Today, KIDS is a premier dental institution with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and highly qualified and experienced doctors delivering quality education and best dental care for the people of Odisha.

The Undergraduate (BDS) Course with an intake of 100 is Recognized by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India vide letter no. V.12017/43/2004-DE-dated 6th June, 2012

Starting of Postgraduate (MDS) Course from the academic year 2014-15 in Eight specialities (Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Public Health Dentistry and Perodontology) got approved by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India following recommendations of the Dental Council of India (DCI) vide letter no. V-12017/13/2012-DE dated 15th April, 2014

KIDS is an one stop solution dental hospital in Bhubaneswar providing patients access to impeccable expertise and superior personalized service. The hospital boasts of having the most modern equipments and technology, an integrated team of doctors and trained hospital staffs who are dedicated to providing the highest standard of patient care. KIDS also take pride in having an abundant inflow of patients, 254 dental chairs, smart air conditioned Lecture Theatres and State-of-the-Art laboratories. It is considered to be a patient friendly hospital that offers advanced treatment at a very affordable cost.

Rare Heart Surgery in KIMS for the First Time in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Doctors of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT, successfully performed a bypass heart surgery through lateral thoractomy approach. The patient Upendra Mohanta (59), a resident of Palashpanga of Keonjhar district, was suffering from left main coronary artery disease. After admission in KIMS hospital, a team of doctors including Dr. Bana Bihari Mishra, Dr. Ashok Badamalick and Dr. D. Senapati performed the operation through lateral thoractomy approach. This is first time such surgery has been successfully performed in Odisha, according to sources.

Commonly, this kind of surgery is done through sternotomy approach, where chances of infection, mobility and mortality are very high. However, lateral thoractomy approach excludes these risks.

In yet another instance of providing immediate and efficient health service to the public, KIMS saved a serious heart patient by providing timely shock therapy. Mr. Bijay Bhatt (45) from Baranga area was admitted to KIMS after suffering from a heart attack. However, family members decided to shift him to another hospital after preliminary treatment. But, on the way the patient’s heart arrested and they had to rush back to KIMS. Shock Therapy was performed on the patient by Dr. Panchanan Sahoo, Dr. Bivutendra Mohanty, Dr. Y. J. K Reddy and Dr. Satakshy Malakar, enabling the patient to recover.

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KIMS congratulated the doctors who performed the operation through lateral thoractomy approach and the other group of doctors who save a precious life.

KIMS Gets 50 More MBBS Seats 

 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India has approved 50 more MBBS seats in Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT. The Ministry increased the number of seats in KIMS from 100 to 150 for the academic year 2014 - 15 under Section 10A of IMC Act, 1956 following recommendations of Medical Council of India (MCI) vide its letter no. 37(1) (I-20)(UG)/2013-Med./113851 dated 10.06.2014. Recently, MCI conducted a complete verification of KIMS regarding its infrastructural facilities in terms of teaching and non-teaching staff, buildings, equipment and hospital facilities as per MCI's norm. It was satisfied with the facilities maintained at KIMS. Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KIMS thanked Govt. of India, MCI and Govt. of Odisha for approving additional seats in KIMS.

First in Odisha
NABL Accreditation to KIMS

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT, has got accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). KIMS is the first medical college and hospital to get this accreditation in Odisha. The institute’s high quality testing and calibration laboratories and technical competence in the area impressed NABL for this accreditation.

KIMS has a state-of-the-art central laboratory and radio diagnosis facilities. Advanced medical tests are done here with ultra-modern equipment such as 64-Slice CT Scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI with 45 software applications, Digital X-Ray and 4D-Ultrasound, providing instant diagnosis and quality treatment, sources said. As all testing processes are completed in KIMS itself, patients now need not depend upon labs located outside Odisha for critical medical diagnosis.

NABL is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. It provides accreditation services to medical laboratories that are performing tests / calibrations in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 15189:2007. These services are offered in a non-discriminatory manner and are accessible to all testing and calibration laboratories in India and abroad, regardless of their ownership, legal status, size and degree of independence.

NABL accreditation system complies with ISO/IEC 17011:2004 and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) MR001.  Based on evaluation of NABL operations by APLAC in 2000, NABL has been granted signatory member status by APLAC and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) under their Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs).  Under these MRAs, the reports issued by NABL accredited laboratories are considered to be equivalent to reports issued by laboratories accredited by (currently) 76 accreditation bodies in 64 economies. 

Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS thanked the effort of staff and doctors of all laboratories of KIMS for this achievement. It will be easy to take advantage of this facilities by the people of Odisha, he added.

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, 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 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, 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, 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 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. 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 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, 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 – 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 – 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, 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 or
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.