NEW DELHI: As its system is still down, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences released new manual admission criteria on Thursday.
New Standard operating procedures (SOP) state that patient admission, discharge, and transfer will all be handled manually until the server comes back online.
The hospital's updated SOPs provide that in the absence of a Unique Health Identification (UHID), the patient's contact information shall be used as their identification number. "At the AIIMS in New Delhi, admission, discharge, and transfer must all be handled manually.
manually insert an indent "said the hospital. Additionally, it said that birth or death certificates must be physically created on forms in accordance with working committee instructions. "Only urgent samples should be provided, and only with properly completed forms. According to a directive from the working committee, only urgent investigations should be sent with paperwork "said the hospital.
The hospital reported that its server had been offline since 7 a.m. on Wednesday, impacting sample collection services and the outpatient department (OPD).
According to a statement from AIIMS, New Delhi, "Today the server for National Informatics Centre's eHospital was down as a result of which outpatient and inpatient digital hospital services including, smart lab, billing, report generation, appointment system, etc., have been affected."
The hospital had stated, "Measures are being taken to restore the digital services and support is being sought from Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and National Informatics Centre (NIC)," adding that the AIIMS and NIC will take the necessary precaution to stop similar attacks in the future.