AIIMS has taken the decision after considering seriously ill emergency patients or semi-emergency patients who require beds in the hospital.

New Delhi:  The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has suspended the routine admissions in the general and private wards of the hospital through the Out Patient Department (OPD) with immediate effect. The admissions will remain suspended for the next two weeks. However, patients can admit in OPD if any emergency.

AIIMS has taken the decision after considering seriously ill emergency patients or semi-emergency patients who require beds in the hospital.

The routine consultation would run as usual in OPD of AIIMS.

However, the emergency patients who require hospitalization in the general wards or such patients who have been advised admission in private wards will continue to be admitted, the hospital said.

“In view of the need to optimise usage of available inpatient beds for hospitalization of seriously ill emergency/semi-emergency patients, it has been decided to temporarily stop routine OPD admissions to general wards as well as private wards in AIIMS Hospital and all Centres with immediate effect for a period of two weeks which will be reviewed after that,” the statement by the hospital read.

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