<p class="p1">The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Aiims) today said that the Out Patient Department (OPD) services will continue, as usual, a day after suspending it for two weeks.</p>
<p class="p1">"Reference circular on, 'Temporary suspension of routine OPD admission dated 1st September 2020', this is to clarify that the OPD services at Aiims, New Delhi will continue as usual," Chairperson of Medical Cell and Protocol Division Dr. Aarti Vij said.</p>
<p class="p1">The clarification came a day after the institute suspended regular admissions in general and private wards of the hospital and all centers through OPD for two weeks in a bid to optimize the usage of available inpatient beds for hospitalization of seriously-ill Covid-19 patients.</p>
<p class="p1">Emergency patients who require inpatient hospitalization in general wards or patients who have advised hospitalization to private wards owing to emergency or semi-emergency conditions will be admitted, the earlier circular had read.</p>
<p class="p1">The Out-Patient Department services at the Aiims had resumed on June 25 after it shuttered all its non-emergency departments on March 24.</p>.