Following a fire mishap at AIIMS, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reviewed fire-fighting arrangements at the leading healthcare facility and directed the hospital administration to conduct a comprehensive fire safety audit.
On Saturday, a massive blaze at the teaching block destroyed samples and medical reports, it is to be noted. Following this, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria held a meeting with the heads of various departments and administrative staff to review the hospital patient care services.
According to a statement from the Health Ministry, a committee has been set up to restore full functionality of services affected in the teaching block.
“It was decided that outpatient department (OPD) and emergency services will continue to run normally. Operation theatres (OTs) will be functional and the scheduled surgeries will be performed,” it said.
The statement added: “A committee has been set up to restore full functionality of services affected in PC teaching block. Additional staff has also been deployed for guiding the patients. He also reviewed the existing fire safety arrangements at AIIMS and discussed steps to further strengthen them.’