In bid to chop ready time, AIIMS to supply same-day ultrasound facility to some sufferers

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will now supply same-day ultrasound studies to pick sufferers coming to its out-patient division who want the check for pressing remedy, medication change, or are previous or in another way abled. The hospital has opened 35 such slots starting Monday and treating medical doctors have been requested to offer explanation why the sufferers want the pressing check.

At current, sufferers coming to the OPD have to attend two-three months for an ultrasound. There are separate machines obtainable for sufferers who’re admitted to the hospital wards or come to the emergency division the place they’ll get the check the identical day.

“As a part of our endeavour to enhance affected person care, radiology is beginning same-day ultrasound facility. Movies and studies can be issued on the identical day. 35 slots have been designated for same-day ultrasound in New RAK (Rajkumari Amrit Kaur) OPD basement to cater to sufferers with applicable medical circumstances as given beneath. 1. Ultrasound examination is required urgently for deciding medical administration 2. The affected person is a senior citizen, bodily handicapped or very sick,” reads a letter written to the director by the top of the division of radiology Dr Deep Narayan Shrivastava.

In bid to chop ready time, AIIMS to supply same-day ultrasound facility to some sufferers

The letter states that the requisition kind should be signed by a college member confirming the urgency of the case, with a telephone variety of the treating physician talked about, in order that the radiologist could get in contact if want be. Sufferers in want of same-day ultrasound should attain the radiology division by 1 pm.

Ultrasounds for which the sufferers need to quick in a single day or do different preparations, doppler scans, and scans wanted for being pregnant won’t be allowed within the same-day ultrasound facility.

“This initiative is being carried out to carry down the ready interval for an ultrasound on the hospital. We’ve elevated the variety of ultrasounds being carried out every day by doing it for lengthy hours and dealing by the lunch hour. No manpower or machines had been elevated. We did an analogous factor for plain X-ray just a few months again and now there isn’t a backlog for the check,” mentioned Dr Shrivastava.

The hospital does about 150 ultrasounds for OPD sufferers every day.

He mentioned that in the course of the trial run, they determined to supply the providers to the previous and in another way abled as a result of for them travelling is tough and infrequently costly.

“For the X-rays, we streamlined the method by segregating sufferers primarily based on whether or not they wanted a chest x-ray, stomach x-ray, or limb x-ray. There are a few individuals who have been skilled to only segregate sufferers and a few who do the x-ray. We had been capable of improve the numbers by 20% to 30% with none improve in manpower or machines. This, nevertheless, can be tough for ultrasound however we are going to slowly improve the variety of walk-in slots,” mentioned Dr Shrivastava.

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