New Delhi: Delhi has struggled with Corona for quite some time now and finally as the situation is under control, medical facilities for non-Covid patients are opening up again. Because of Covid, the OPD of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was closed since April 19 and routine surgery has been closed since April 8.
After remaining closed for almost two months, the OPD of AIIMS will reopen from June 18. However, only a limited number of patients will be attended due to Corona. Thus, only those who book a prior appointment via telephone, web or so on will be issued an OPD slip and attended by the doctors.
Dr DK Sharma, Medical Superintendent, AIIMS issued an order on Tuesday stating that the OPD services will resume from June 18. Under this order, the number of OPD patients will be increased in a phase-wise manner. Currently, he has asked the HODs of all departments to issue information about the number of old and new patients to be attended in OPD on a daily basis. For this, they have given time of two days. The patients will be issued OPD slips on the basis of this information.
The number of patients to be treated in OPD will be increased gradually. If everything goes well, the facility of over the counter issuance of OPD slip will also be resumed. However, in other hospitals of Delhi under the Central Government – Safdarjung Hospital, RML Hospital and Lady Hardinge Hospital, the OPD was open even during the lockdown.