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THE WEEK|December 06, 2020
Despite the lockdown and Covid-19, essential services at AIIMS have not stopped even for a day
NAMITA KOHLI

The rush is missing at the swanky, new out-patient department block at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. On a typical day, at the old OPD space, footfall would be over 10,000. The Covid-19 times have meant that only about half of the usual number of patients turn up to see a doctor. Those patients who are coming to the hospital have to follow strict Covid-19 protocols. “First, they are screened at the entrance. Each floor has several touch-free santiser dispensers, a maximum of five patients are allowed inside lifts, and physical distancing is observed at all counters,” says Dr Anant Naveen Kumar Reddy, duty officer at the OPD.

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