AIIMS - India's first hospital for eye tumours

Posted on:25 Apr 2017 08:59:40
AIIMS - India's first hospital for eye tumours
25 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • The All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS) is India's First public hospital to start plaque brachytherapy facility for the treatment of eye tumours.

  • The facility is a form of local radiation delivered to the eye through a radioactive device which is attached to the eye for a temporary period of time. 

  • Rajendra Prasad Centre for Opthalmic Sciences will treat children suffering from a type of cancer called Retinoblastoma and adults who suffer from melanoma.


More About AIIMS


  • The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are a group of autonomous public medical colleges of higher education. These institutes have been declared by Act of Parliament as institutions of national importance. AIIMS New Delhi, the fore-runner parent excellence institution, was established in 1956.


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