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AIIMS restarts elective surgical procedures after 10 months, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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NEW DELHI: After almost 10 months, AIIMS has resumed non-emergency surgical procedures. It has additionally allowed pre-booking of appointments for OPD session straight from the counter or on-line. Walk-in isn’t allowed as but.

Routine OPDs and nonemergency surgical procedures have been suspended at AIIMS in March finish, when India went right into a lockdown because of a surge in Covid-19 circumstances. Emergency companies have been shifted to major AIIMS and the trauma centre was changed into a devoted facility for Covid-19 sufferers.

Dr D Okay Sharma, medical superintendent of AIIMS, stated resumption of routine OPD and non-emergency surgical procedures is being accomplished in a graded method because the trauma centre continues to be designated for Covid-19.

Prebook slot for OPD session at AIIMS

Some of the beds in the principle hospital have been earmarked for trauma sufferers whereas others are getting used to confess emergency circumstances involving non-Covid issues,” he stated.

Dr Sharma added that one can pre-book appointments for OPD session. “If the doctor feels admission is required, it can be done subject to the availability of beds,” the AIIMS medical superintendent stated.

Till final month, admission to the hospital was attainable just for emergency and semi-emergency wants. Last yr, in August, a 38-year previous lady from Kanpur had filed a petition within the Delhi High Court over delay in surgical procedure by the institute. She suffered from a big fibroid within the uterus and anaemia.

AIIMS had replied to the court docket that important surgical procedures have been by no means stopped even through the lockdown. Lok Nayak hospital, the most important hospital run by Delhi authorities, was changed into the Covid facility in April. After 9 months, Lok Nayak hospital has additionally resumed OPD companies for non-Covid sufferers since Monday. Sources stated greater than 50 sufferers have already visited the hospital. Admission for non-Covid issues hasn’t been began but, stated a supply.

Delhi authorities has additionally determined to scale back the variety of beds reserved for Covid sufferers in seven of its hospitals from 4,696 to 2,140 as a part of the de-escalation course of, together with discount of Covid beds from 2,010 to 1,000 in Lok Nayak and from 1,500 to 500 in GTB, well being minister Satyendar Jain stated lately.

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