In the wake of the relentless rise in COVID-19 cases, AIIMS Bhubaneswar has issued revised guidelines for patient care with an emphasis on Codid appropriate behavior to arrest the chain of infection
“All Departments/sections at AIIMS Bhubaneswar have been directed to follow COVID Appropriate behaviour and protocols to prevent the transmission of the infection. To reduce the load in OPDs and break the chain of transmission, all departments are advised to strengthen the “AIIMS Bhubaneswar Swasthya” App and Telemedicine (WhatsApp Call) services. All the Telemedicine Numbers used earlier are fully functional. So, the patients are encouraged to avail these services instead of coming to OPD physically”, the AIIMS-Bhubaneswar informed in a statement.
Similarly, it has been decided to curtail the new registrations phase-wise at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. To start with, the new registration of patients for the departments like General Medicine, Orthopedics, Dermatology, General Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, is limited to 100 per day, except the departments like Urology, Neurology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Cardiology which will continue as before till further order.
This decision will come into force with effect from 12 January.
The Emergency Services like Day-care, Radiotherapy, Dialysis, Trauma & Emergency, Emergency & Life Saving, Tele-medicine, “AIIMS Bhubaneswar Swasthya” App, IPD Service, Vaccination service, Immunization service, Pulmonary (vaccination RMRC), Anaesthesiology (PAC & Pain Clinic), etc will continue as before.