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AIIMS provided 55,000 tele-consultations during Corona lockdown

AIIMS tele-consultations service

The All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi provided 55,000 tele-consultations to follow up patients during Corona-led lockdown. The move proved beneficial in the wake of Corona outbreak where social distancing was utmost needed.

During the lockdown between March 25 and May 31, the Institute registered 10,609 non-COVID-19 admissions.

As far as COVID-19 treatment is concerned, 2,301 admissions were recorded at its Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre and National Cancer Institute-India (NCI) in Jhajjar, AIIMS chief spokesperson Dr Aarti Vij was quoted as saying by a PTI report.

On an average, around 800 coronavirus-infected patients were at the AIIMS daily, she said.

It has been over two months that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has shut its OPD services and curtailed all elective surgeries so as to redirect its resources to fight the pandemic.

Between March 25 and May 31 the hospital has attended to 12,746 patients at its emergency/casualty facility and performed 4,083 surgeries including major, minor and special procedures, Dr Vij said.

“The hospital has been at the forefront in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic providing treatment to infected individuals at its two dedicated facilities — Trauma Centre and NCI Jhajjar — for the last two months.

However, non-COVID patients are also being attended to with equal importance,” she said.

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