AIIMS bans cell phone use by OPD registration counter staff; to add extra buses for internal transport

Updated: Oct 4 2022 12:14PM

AIIMS bans cell phone use by OPD registration counter staff; to add extra buses for internal transport

New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) AIIMS has issued an order prohibiting the use of mobile phones by outsourced employees at outpatient department (OPD) registration counters during their duty hours from October 16, citing that such practices cause delay in service delivery and inconvenience to patients.

According to a series of orders issued by the new AIIMS Director Dr M Srinivas on Monday, the administration has also decided to deploy 50 more additional battery-powered buses, besides the existing fleet, via CSR contributions for transporting patients and attendants and other support staff within the institute.

Further, from October 10 onwards, patients attending OPD in Surgical Block will be registered in the Surgical Block itself. Presently, they are being registered in New RAK OPD, causing inconvenience to patients and their attendants. It is being done to streamline the flow of patients into new RAK OPD, an order said.