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AIIMS waives off charges on OPD registration from Nov 1

New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has waived off fee collection of Rs 10 for a new OPD card and introduced “slot wise” appointments to streamline the patients inflow into the new Rajkumari Amrit Kaur’s (RAK) out patient department at the institute. This will come into effect from November 1.

The order issued by the newly appointed director M Srinivas on September 30, abolished all user charges upto Rs 300, fee collection of Rs 10 for new OPD card shall also be discontinued across AIIMS. Also from November 1, all prior new RAK OPD and surgical block OPD appointments will be made slot-wise to stagger the inflow of patients.

“Patients with prior appointment will be allowed entry into Masjid Moth campus and new RAK OPD at their designated time slot only from November 1,” the order stated, adding that such patients who arrive early shall be requested to wait in the designated waiting area near the OPD under the solar farm hanger.

This direction is not applicable for pregnant women and disable patients who will be allowed entry without any restrictions.

The order further stated that all patients without prior appointment will have to wait in the designated waiting area. They will be provided a slot-wise token number for their respective departments. “A slot identification wristband shall also be provided to these patients to facilitate ease of ushering them in and out of the waiting area,” the order added.

According to the order, the patients who cannot get the tokens for the same day of consultation will be directed to take the next appointment from the kiosks installed in the waiting area and come back on the given date.

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