AIIMS shuts routine admissions, non-essential surgeries, OPD with restricted registrations

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The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, has stopped all routine inpatient admissions and the non essential surgeries in view of rising Covid cases.
However, the OPD services will continue at AIIMS Hospital and all centres will continue to function with restricted registrations limited to only prior appointment patients.
“OPD services in AIIMS Hospital & all Centres will continue to function with restricted registrations limited to only prior appointment patients (New & follow up ). All speciality clinics to be stopped for the time being and speciality clinic follow up patients will be registered within follow-up appointment slots only”, said AIIMS in a circular issued on Friday.

The circular reads further that all routine inpatient admissions and all routine procedures or non essential surgeries will be temporarily stopped till further orders. The AIIMS administration has asked all head of Clinical departments, units and MRO and centers to take action in this regard.
Seeing the surge in Covid cases, the AIIMS has shifted the Trauma Center to RAK buildings at the Main AIIMS with effect from January 7.

It has been decided keeping in view graded action plan commensurating with continuing increase in COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. The revised action points about OPD services, inpatient admissions and routine procedures, non essential surgeries will be implemented with immediate effect, said the AIIMS administration.