AIIMS releases rules for manual admission and patient discharge up until the closure of E-Hospital

Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences server down for 24 hours . Admitted, discharge, and transfer of patients will be performed manually .

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, India, November 24: With the server down for more than 24 hours, Delhi unveiled a new set of Standard operating procedures (SOP) on Thursday, which states that admission, discharge, and transfer of patients will be performed manually at the hospital until the E-Hospital is down.At AIIMS, New Delhi, admission, discharge, and transfer are to be performed manually.According to the hospital, the indent must be made by hand.According to the working committee, only very critical samples must be sent, and that too with filled forms.

AIIMS reported a server failure earlier Wednesday.Since 7 a.m. today, the website has been offline, and the officials have been manually monitoring the OPD and sample collection.The AIIMS reported that it is taking steps to restore the online services and is seeking assistance from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and the National Informatics Centre (NIC), which are located at AIIMS in Delhi.According to information provided by AIIMS Delhi, the server for the national informatics centres' eHospital has been down, rendering outpatient and inpatient digital hospital services, such as, smart lab, reporting, appointment system, etc., unavailable.

The AIIMS-based National Informatics Center (NIC) team has been notified that this could be a ransomware attack, which is being investigated by relevant law enforcement agencies.According to a statement released by AIIMS, steps are being taken to restore the digital services and assistance is being sought from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and the National Informatics Centre (NIC).According to the report, the hospital services are being operated in manual mode as of 7.30 p.m.The outpatient department (OPD) and sample collection has been handled manually.

According to the statement, the administration is also facing issues with admission and discharge of patients.

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