AIIMS Delhi director Dr M Srinivas said that the premier medical institute is working on a patient referral mechanism so that the institute can focus on more complicated cases.
Dr M Srinivas, AIIMS Delhi Director, said that All India Institute Of Medical Science Delhi receives around 8,000 to 15,000 patients in the Out Patient Department (OPD) per day and it is “very difficult for us to manage” the crowd. Hence, the institute is working on creating a mechanism to send patients to other hospitals after stabilising them, so that they can focus on more complicated cases.
He said a meeting of medical superintendents and administrators of all Delhi government and central government hospitals in Delhi was held at AIIMS last month.
“What we are planning is that if a patient comes to this hospital we can stabilise him and give him the necessary first aid and if bed is not available here then perhaps send him to a secondary care hospital where a bed is available. Similarly, there are secondary care hospitals of Delhi which may refer to AIIMS the complex and complicated cases which require special expertise,” Dr Srinivas said, as reported by The Print.
“The aim is to share in such a way to ensure optimal utilisation of resources, beds and expertise. In addition, if a patient is from Bihar they can go to the AIIMS Patna, IGIMS Patna or any other medical colleges of Bihar, and doctors after examining the patient, if needed can refer him or her to AIIMS, New Delhi and we give preferential admission,” he added.
On the master plan for the redevelopment of AIIMS, he said, “I guess it goes up to the tune of INR 15,000 crore. The master plan has been debated and we have gone through various level of clearances. Now it will go to the health ministry and then to the cabinet. We are very confident it will go through.”