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AIIMS Bhubaneswar to resume OPD service from Feb 7



With the improvement in Covid-19 situation in Odisha, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar will resume its OPD service from February 7, AIIMS Bhubaneswar Medical Superintendent Prof. Dr. S N Mohanty said today.

The Covid cases have come down in the state during the recent past and there has been a demand from various quarters to restart the walk-in OPD service. Hence, this decision was taken, Dr mohanty said.

All departments of the AIIMS Bhubaneswar have been directed to follow the OPD schedule as before. Every department has reserved 4-5 beds in each ward for the new admission cases (suspected Covid cases).

However, overall routine check-ups of patients will continue as like earlier through the AIIMS Bhubaneswar Swasthya mobile app and telemedicine.

All IPD admissions and OTs will function as before (pre-Covid era). The Covid labour room will also continue to run for a week.

The OPD service at the premier medical institution of Odisha was suspended temporarily on January 17 this year following resurgence in the Covid-19 cases in the state. But it had continued the emergency services like Day-care, Radiotherapy, Dialysis, Trauma & Emergency, Emergency & Life Saving surgery, Tele-medicine & teleconsultation service, IPD Service, COVID Vaccination service, Immunization for old registered patients (Wednesday & Friday) and Yellow Fever(Thursday), Pulmonary (vaccination RMRC), Anaesthesiology (PAC & Pain Clinic) etc as before.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar received 12, 414 outpatient department (OPD) patients between 17th January and 3rd February after consulting with doctors via Telemedicine and AIIMS Bhubaneswar Swasthya App despite closure of its Walk-in OPD. After screening through Telemedicine and Swasthya App, those who needed physical consultation were called to OPD. If required, they were being admitted in indoor facilities for treatment, said Dr. Mohanty.

The hospital also performed an impressive number of dialysis, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, COVID vaccination, immunisation and patient care in PAC & pain clinics despite closure of OPD services, he added.       

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