Corona virus crisis – AIIMS, Delhi will shut down OPD service from March 24

AIIMS – OPD shuts down till further notice from tomorrow

Amidst the ongoing crisis of corona virus, other patients are going to face another crisis in Delhi, AIIMS has issued an order to shut down OPD, including specialty services, for all new and follow up patients’ registration from March 24 till any further orders. Earlier AIIMS decided to temporarily suspend routine walk-in OPD registration of patients from March 23 as it redirects its resources to control the Covid-19 outbreak.
As the new on Monday stated “It has now been decided that all OPD services including specialty services, all new and follow up patients’ registration in AIIMS hospital and all centers will remain closed from March 24 till further orders,”
The Union Health Ministry has asked hospitals and medical education institutes to procure the sufficient number of ventilators and high-flow oxygen masks and advised them to decrease gatherings on their respective premises.
AIIMS had also postponed all nonessential elective procedures and surgeries and directed resources for only emergency life-saving surgeries which is in effect since March 21.

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