OPD services will not be closed on Ram Mandir Pran Pratistha day at AIIMS Delhi

Delhi AIIMS has withdrawn the decision to close OPD services till 2.30 pm on January 22, Pran Pratistha day. Sources from the Ministry of Health gave this information. This means that now OPD will remain operational on Mondays as normal days. Health Ministry sources said all Lady Hardinge, Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals will remain open even as AIIMS has reversed its decision.

In fact, in view of the consecration of the Ram Temple, it was decided to keep four centrally run hospitals in the capital, including AIIMS, Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia, closed at 2.30 pm on January 22. The opposition had questioned this decision of the Centre. Shiv Sena MP (Uddhav faction) Priyanka Chaturvedi asked if Lord Ram would agree to health services being disrupted to welcome him.

What did the hospitals say?

The statement issued by AIIMS said that the Central Government has declared a half-day holiday till 2.30 pm on January 22. However, AIIMS made it clear in its statement that emergency services will continue during this period. OPD will remain operational at night. At the same time, Safdarjung Hospital issued a statement saying that on January 22, registration for OPD services will be from 8 to 10 am. Laboratory services/radiology services will be available until 11:30 am. Likewise, pharmacy services will remain operational until noon.

On behalf of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, it has been said that OPD, laboratory services and regular services will remain closed till 2.30 pm. on the day of the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Apart from this, registration for OPD services at Lady Hardinge Hospital will be held from 8 to 10 am on Monday and registered patients will be attended to. However, all of these hospitals have made it clear that emergency services will be available.

OPD will remain open on January 22.

Sources from the Ministry of Health have made it clear that the OPD will not remain closed in these hospitals on January 22. Hospitals will operate as scheduled every day.

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