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AIIMS suspends routine OPD admissions generally and personal wards for 2 weeks – Home Health Choices

New Delhi: With rising variety of non-COVID sufferers being admitted within the emergency division of the AIIMS right here, hospital authorities have suspended routine OPD admissions generally and personal wards for 2 weeks.

However, routine OPD providers to allow sufferers search medical advise and counselling, which have been just lately resumed will proceed, AIIMS Medical Superintendent, Dr D Ok Sharma, mentioned.

“In view of the need to optimise usage of available inpatient beds for hospitalisation 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,” a round issued by Sharma on Tuesday mentioned.

Emergency sufferers, who require inpatient hospitalisation generally wards or such sufferers who’re suggested personal wards hospitalisation owing to emergency and semi-emergency circumstances will proceed to be admitted.

“Notwithstanding above, EHS (employees health scheme) patients will continue to be hospitalised as clinically warranted,” the round acknowledged.

“The decision has been taken in view of increased admissions of non-COVID serious patients through emergency, particularly trauma emergency as the Trauma Centre has been converted into a dedicated COVID-19 facility. There has been an almost two-fold increase in emergency admissions,” Sharma defined.

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