Delhi AIIMS to partner with city’s other hospitals to ensure trans referral of patients

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The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will partner with other government hospitals for referral of patients in the city to optimally utilise the vacant beds in other hospitals.

The Lt Governor VK Saxena held a meeting today with AIIMS Director Dr. M Srinivas Chief Secretary, GNCTD, Naresh Kumar and other officials to evolve a formal system for referral of patients. As the premier health organization AIIMS always suffer acute shortage of beds, the pact will optimally utilize the vacant beds in other government hospitals where critical but stable patients from AIIMS could be referred for further treatment.

The new system will also ensure that patients who require primary and secondary healthcare services go to the other hospitals for the chronic and critically ill patients to get specialized treatment at the AIIMS. 

Under the pilot project, the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Dwarka and NDMC’s Charak Palika Hospital will be taken on-board and paired with AIIMS starting next month.

The AIIMS will support these hospitals in terms of expertise and critical infrastructure and patients from AIIMS could be referred to these hospitals in case of unavailability of beds. Gradually, other government hospitals and healthcare centres will be roped in and developed as ‘Partner Institutions’ of AIIMS, to cater to the local population in different localities of Delhi.

The aim is to develop super-specialty hospitals in different localities of the Capital so that the burden on AIIMS could reduce and simultaneously people across the city could access healthcare near their homes at par with what they would have got at AIIMS.

The LG has directed the Health Department to carry out a gap analysis of available beds in all its major hospitals within a week. The Health Department will also develop a centralized dashboard where the availability of beds in all government hospitals in the city will be available on a real time basis.