The AIIMS-Delhi has decided to provide the-consultancy to all patients undergoing treatment at the hospital in an effort to reduce the need for them to visit the facility during the lockdown.
The patients can register online and seek medical advice over the phone from April 20.
An official statement said AIIMS is at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is also conscious of the medical attention needed by non-COVID patients.
AIIMS is providing teleconsultation to non-COVID patients who had previously taken appointments, ensuring social distancing is maintained, and lockdown orders are not violated.
“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,” – AIIMS
For the first time in its history, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here decided to indefinitely shut down OPD services, including specialty and all new and follow-up registration.
The order had come into effect on March 24.
AIIMS had issued a circular postponing all non-essential elective procedures and surgeries and directed only for emergency life-saving surgeries from March 21.