Delhi-AIIMS has temporarily halted routine walk-in OPDs in the wake of an increase in coronavirus cases in the national capital.
“In view of increased need to minimize possibility of community spread of ongoing Covid pandemic and also to optimize diversion of available manpower and materials resources for the care and treatment of suspected/ confirmed patients of Covid disease, it has been decided to temporarily close down routine walk-in OPDs patients’ registrations including specialty clinics and centers with effect from April 8, 2021,” reads a notice issued by Delhi-AIIMS Medical Superintendent Dr DK Sharma.
According to the notice, OPDs and specialty clinics will continue to register and provide OPD requisite services only for such patients who are having prior appointments.
“Respective department may fix the limits of daily and follow-up patients in OPD for next four weeks, depending on the available strength of residents after contributing to Covid pool. Departments in the AIIMS Main Hospital are requested to inform the faculty I/C OPD services through email so that computer facility can be intimated for modifications,” reads the notice.