Only six percent of the patients who come to AIIMS daily for emergency treatment receive beds, while many beds remain empty in nearby hospitals. An average of 866 patients come daily, but only 50 (5.7 percent) get a bed. Lack of proper referral policies in Delhi-NCR hospitals means patients have to suffer, while many patients in hospitals wander due to lack of beds.
To resolve this issue, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena held a high-level meeting on Friday with AIIMS Director Dr. M. Srinivas, Chief Secretary, Chairman of NDMC, Chief Health Secretary, Director General of Health Directorate and Medical Directors of other hospitals.
In this, the Lieutenant Governor ordered to develop a formal system for patient referral between the hospitals in AIIMS and Delhi. This allows freed-up beds in hospitals to be used for the treatment of patients. This policy allows AIIMS to move stable patients to other hospitals for treatment. This means that other patients do not have to go to the hospital for beds.
A pilot project is starting in two hospitals
As a pilot project, the referral policy facility will be ready next month at Delhi Government’s Indira Gandhi Hospital in Dwarka and NDMC’s Charak Palika Hospital. These hospitals will be linked to AIIMS. AIIMS will provide these hospitals with expertise and critical infrastructure. At the same time, AIIMS will be able to send patients to these hospitals if there is a shortage of beds. Gradually, AIIMS will be linked to other government hospitals and health centers as partner institutions. The aim is to develop a super special hospital in Delhi.
Hospitals prepare centralized dashboard: The LG has ordered that the health department analyze the shortage of available beds in all its major hospitals within a week. Also develop a centralized dashboard where bed availability in all government hospitals of Delhi is available in real time.
Receives training in robotic surgery
AIIMS will provide training in robotic surgery to improve the quality of operations in the country’s hospitals, including the capital. With this, AIIMS will set up a robotic surgery training facility in its institute in six months. Professor Amlesh Seth, Head of the Department of Urology, has been given the responsibility of developing this facility. The command of AIIMS Director Dr. M. Srinivas said that AIIMS has been a leader in patient care, education and research.
The quality will improve with the help of robotic surgery. AIIMS started this facility a long time ago. Over the years, the hospital has built up a talent pool of teachers who use robotic surgical systems. There are plenty of Master Trainers available at AIIMS New Delhi. In such a situation, it is necessary to train the doctors of AIIMS and other health institutions.