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AIIMS starts online booking for OPD

Raipur: In a first, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur, has started a system where appointments for out patient department (OPD) can be booked online.

According to Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Ajay Dani, patients desiring to consult doctors and specialists in the OPD would be able to fix their appointments online. This facility would however not be available to for the Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and Dietary departments.

Dr Dani said Raipur AIIMS is presently the only hospital among the new six AIIMS opened across the country to start this online appointment system. He said patients booking appointments would get a SMS confirmation on their mobile telephone numbers, which they would have to get with them for verification and registration prior to the appointment. Patients can also get a printout of their appointment confirmation for the same.

Dr Dani said patients seeking online appointments would have to reach the OPD between 8.30 and 10.00am for their registration and in case they fail to turn up for the same, their mobile numbers would be blocked for three months, disabling the online booking facility for them. He said appointments can be fixed 30 days in advance and there would be a provision for cancelling the appointments well in advance.

The appointments can be booked at