Bhubaneswar: With an aim to ensure smooth and safe patient care amid sudden rise in COVID-19 situation, AIIMS Bhubaneswar directed its departments to strengthen the ‘AIIMS Bhubaneswar Swasthya’ app and Telemedicine (WhatsApp Call) services. The move will also reduce load in OPDs and break the chain of transmission in the hospital.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar official sources said the telemedicine numbers used earlier are fully functional and requested patients to avail the telemedicine services instead of going to OPD physically.
The hospital also decided to curtail the new registrations phase-wise. Initially, 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 effect from January 12, 2022.
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, the hospital sources added.
Here are details of telemedicine facilities of different departments of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar
Since last three days at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, the admission of COVID-19 positive cases has gradually increased. Hence, some measures are been taken for the smooth functioning of the hospital, said the hospital’s Medical Superintendent Prof. Dr. S N Mohanty.
The patients admitted in Ward for OT will get priority over 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, the 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.