In an endeavour to discourage patients to visit hospitals during second spell of lockdown due to COVID-19, the AIIMS-Delhi has decided to provide tele-consultancy to all registered patients undergoing treatment at the hospital.
From April 20 onwards, patients can register online and seek medical advice over the phone.
An official statement said AIIMS is at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but it is also conscious about the medical attention needed by non-COVID patients.
“All patients who were undergoing treatment in AIIMS New Delhi and had been advised a follow-up, can now register online for obtaining a follow-up appointment. On the given date, doctors of concerned department/speciality will call up these patients and give them the requisite medical advice. The follow-up patients of AIIMS, New Delhi, can visit this link https://ors.gov.in/followup/ and obtain appointments,” the statement was quoted by a PTI report.
For the first time in its history, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here decided to indefinitely shut down OPD services, including speciality and all new and follow-up registration.
The order had come into effect from March 24.
AIIMS had issued a circular postponing all non-essential elective procedures and surgeries and directed for only emergency life-saving surgeries with effect from March 21.