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Delhi AIIMS server down for 8th day, number of patients coming to OPD increased

New Delhi. The servers of the country’s premier hospital All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) remained down for the eighth consecutive day on Wednesday following a cyber attack, leading to shutdown of the ‘online appointment’ system and long queues in OPDs as the number of patients increased by 20 per cent. Got engaged. Officials said that the hospital administration has deployed additional personnel to control the crowd of patients. All hospital services including out-patient, in-patient and laboratory are being managed paper-wise.

Apart from OPDs, long queues were seen outside diagnostic centers and billing counters. The hospital authorities as well as other agencies are trying to restore the server. Earlier on Tuesday, officials said that the ‘e-hospital data’ on the server has been restored. AIIMS-Delhi said in a statement, “Data restoration and server restoration is in progress and is taking some time due to the volume of data and the large number of servers for hospital services.” Measures are being taken for cyber security.

The help of WhatsApp is being taken in emergency cases and because doctors are using this app to share test reports of patients. A doctor said, ‘If done physically, it would take hours considering the large number of patients.’ Official sources said internet services at the hospital have been suspended as per the recommendations of the probe agencies.

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The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Delhi Police and representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs are investigating the ransomware attack. Access to the computer is disrupted due to a ransomware attack. Sources said that antivirus has been installed in about 2400 computers in a ‘manual’ manner.

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