The Jawharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) and Sri Aurobindo Society (SAS), Puducherry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU)for taking up collaborative programmes in the field of Health, Medical Education and Research and Social Work.
According to a Jipmer release here today both will make use of their strengths and experiences to contribute to the ongoing programme implementation to achieve sustained socio-economic and health development, create innovative modules of excellence and carry out training programmes.
JIPMER is a premier medical education and research institution with very good infrastructure and human resources to cater to the need of the society in various fields including preventive and social medicine, curative medicine and medical education.
As an international not-for-profit organization of long standing, SAS has been working to bring change, empowerment, deeper values and excellence in various fields, in particular in social, rural and health activities. SAS has been recognized by the Govt. of India as a charitable organization, as a research institute carrying out research in the social sciences, and as an institution of importance throughout India. Activities of both can complement each other in fulfilling the common objectives of socio-economic and health development in the community, both urban and rural.
Areas of Collaboration.The initial areas of collaboration which have been identified are:
Health related Community Development Programs in various villages of Pondicherry and adjoining Tamilnadu, and to work towards a sustainable, scalable and replicable model of Rural Public Health for India.
Health Education and public awareness programme through Community Radios.
Development and incorporation of Value based programmes and training in Soft skills for undergraduate medical students, and the medical fraternity.
Joint Collaborative research in specific areas which can be carried out after getting concurrence and clearance of JIPMER Scientific Society and Institute Ethics Committee.
Sri Aurobindo Society will contribute to JIPMER’s Self Help Group Project by identifying volunteers for helping patients and their attendees in JIPMER.
In general to identify and take up collaborative programmes of mutual interest which help in the realization of our common objectives.
Dr. Subhash Chandra Parija, Director, JIPMER and Mr. Vijay Poddar, Member Executive – Admn. & Finance, Sri Aurobindo Society (SAS), Puducherry, signed the MoU. Senior faculty members of JIPMER and Officials from Sri Aurobindo Society were present during the occasion.