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Odishatv Bureau

The authorities of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar on Wednesday issued a series of fresh protocols for care of patients visiting the premier hospital in the backdrop of the State witnessing a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases.

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 have been 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 connect more and more through these services instead of coming to OPD physically, the AIIMS Bhubaneswar said in a circular today.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Telemedicine numbers for Video consultation. Tele consultation services can also be utilised through AIIMS Bhubaneswar Swasthya App


In a major announcement, the medical institute has decided to curtail the new registrations, phase-wise, in departments like General Medicine, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, General Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Paediatrics, to 100 per day. However, departments like Urology, Neurology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Cardiology will continue to function normally as before till further orders. The decision comes into force with effect from January 12, 2022 (Wednesday), said the hospital authorities. 

Similarly, 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.

Since the last three days at AIIMS, the admission of COVID-19 positive cases has gradually increased. Therefore, some measures are been taken for the smooth functioning of the hospital, said AIIMS Bhubaneswar Medical Superintendent, Prof. Dr S N Mohanty.

The patients admitted in Ward for OT should prioritize the new admission for OT. To follow the protocols of COVID pandemic, at the entry gate of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, the security personnel will enquire about the Double Dose Vaccination Certificate. Also, it will be ensured that the patients coming to OPD will be allowed to enter the hospital premises with only one attendant (maybe two in case of emergency) and adhere to the COVID appropriate behaviour and protocols.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar is also getting ready with COVID OT, Labour OT and other COVID areas functional. 

Similarly, Systemic Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) Ward will be functional soon. It will help emergency serious patients during Covid care. Further decisions of curtailing will be taken in due course depending on the need in future, informed Dr. Mohanty.

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