By Shalini Bhardwaj |
Update: Sep 21, 2021 10:14 PM STI
New Delhi [India], Sep 21 (ANI): The schedules for taking blood samples for medical tests have been increased by more than five hours at the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
It is for the first time in history that AIIMS has revised its blood sample collection schedules. This step was taken after Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in a meeting formed a committee on September 3 to improve the system regarding testing, recording, x-rays, etc.
The hours of the central collection facility have been revised and increased by more than five hours.
In accordance with the revised schedules, the OPD Old RAK will now collect blood samples from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the fasting schedule for sample collection will be from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. While on Saturdays, the hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. respectively.
Meanwhile, according to the revised schedules in the new RAK OPD, the sample collection schedules have also been increased. From now on, samples will be collected Monday to Friday 8 am to 3:30 pm, and fasting times for sample collection will be 8 am to 11:30 am While for Saturday, the times for blood collection will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for fasting from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
“The main objective of this committee is to improve OPD services such as registration, tests, x-rays, etc. The committee set up by the Union Minister of Health has nine members. Union Health was to perform tests on the same day to avoid a long waiting list, ”explained Dr Sanjai Rai, head of the community medicine department and committee member.
The medical superintendent, Dr DK Sharma, has sent a notice to all concerned departments to inform them of the schedule change.
The schedules of the radiology department were also modified after the suggestion of the appointed committee; revised MRI, X-ray, ultrasound and CT schedules are now 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ANI)