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AIIMS Bhubaneswar Pediatric Pulmonology Team Wins Prestigious Dr. Keshav Baliram Hedgewar Aarogya Bhushan Award

Bhubaneswar: The Pediatric Pulmonology and ICU Team from the Pediatrics Department of AIIMS Bhubaneswar has been honored with the esteemed Dr. Keshav Baliram Hedgewar Aarogya Bhushan Award by ReTHINK INDIA.

Prof. (Dr.) Rashmi Ranjan Das and Addl. Prof. Dr. Krishna Mohan Gulla received the award on behalf of the department at a special ceremony held at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The event was graced by distinguished dignitaries from various fields.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas congratulated the team and encouraged them to continue performing innovative procedures. The accolade was awarded in recognition of the team’s groundbreaking bronchoscopic intervention procedure. On January 22, 2024, using less invasive flexible bronchoscopy, they successfully removed a 4 cm long stitching needle from the left lower lobe bronchus lateral segment of the lungs of a 9-year-old child, saving him from a major lung surgery.

The Pediatrics Department at AIIMS Bhubaneswar has been providing advanced pediatric services to the state and nearby regions, consistently achieving excellence at the national level.

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