The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi has permitted pre- booking of appointments for tele- consultations for the follow up patients. According to intimation released, now in AIIMS Delhi an advance appointment can be grabbed by pre-booking contacting a facilitated Contact Number. The patients are required to dial the number +9115444155 in order to book an appointment, said AIIMS official. In AIIMS Delhi now the appointments can be booked between 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on all working days from Monday to Saturday.
According to statement releaaed by AIIMS Delhi on Wednesday, in Institute 'the follow-up patients of AIIMS, New Delhi can now book advance appointments for teleconsultation by calling the number 9115444155. After verification of the UHID numbers, an appointment will be scheduled. A message to this effect will be sent to the patients through an SMS after booking an appointment. 'On the day of their appointment, the patients will receive a phone call from the concerned department on their registered phone/mobile numbers, during the regular OPD/Clinic times.', it said. The patients will be given the facility to update their registered mobile numbers.
According to the statement, this facility will be provided until the lockdown ends and as long as regular clinics are closed. Regular clinics and Out Patient Services ( OPDs) are not operational because of ongoing coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown and social distancing norms.
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The step has been taken to reduce the burden on health care workers amid the nationwide lockdown and to reduce the need of patients to visit the hospitals more often.
For the first time, Delhi AIIMS decided to indefinitely shut down Out-Patient Department (OPD) services, including speciality and all new and follow-up registration. The order had come into effect from March in AIIMS Institute.
Website of AIIMS Institute Delhi- aiims.edu/appointment