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AIIMS, New Delhi :Tele psychiatry Guidelines during COVID -19 pandemic Department of psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi

AIIMS, New Delhi : Telepsychiatry is the process of delivering mental health care services from distance by mental health professionals using information and communication technologies. It can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, therapy, patient education and medication management.

During this period of COVID-19 pandemic, providing in-person mental health care service is challenging. Patients with mental disorders have difficulty in reaching the hospital and also in procuring medications. Hence there is risk of relapse due to non-availability of medications. Also, there is an emergent need to address the vulnerable population at risk of developing mental disorder during the time of pandemic. Telepsychiatry is well suited for the current scenario, in which mental health professionals can evaluate and manage the patients without exposing the service providers and patients to infection.

Target population:

  1. Initial target population: patients already enrolled with department of psychiatry with priority for patients already having scheduled appointments
  2. Plan to be extended to all follow up patients already enrolled with department
  3. New consultations (at a later stage)

Service providers:

Two senior residents and two junior residents under the supervision of one faculty.

Tools for Telepsychiatry:

Service providers may use mobiles phones with internet facility.

Modes of communication:

Video: WhatsApp
Audio: Phone
Text Based: General text messaging, WhatsApp, email

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Telepsychiatry Model

  • Reaching out to the patients with scheduled appointments through text messages informing about the availability of urgent consultations for those in need
  • Patients can opt in for consultation by sending text message to a centralized telepsychiatry number (9999625860), the consent is implied as per GOI telemedicine practice guidelines.
  • Compilation of responses including name,UHID, date of appointment into a daily task list
  • Service providers will deliver initial consultation through audio calling to identity the immediate issues with the patients.

o No imminent issues→Reassurance and continuation of medication
o Need for fresh prescription→Review the current treatment and issue

digital prescription as per guidelines (through WhatsApp)
o Need for assessment of current mental state→Video calling (through

WhatsApp)
o Need for urgent risk assessment →Advice to visit nearby psychiatric

emergency
o Need for urgent assessment of physical health → Advice to visit nearby

medical emergency

Clinical documentation in telepsychiatry

  • Documentation of patient’s identity (Name, UHID, Address)
  • Time, date and site location from where the session is conducted
  • Duration of session

    o Duration of audio call
    o Duration of face to face video call (through WhatsApp)

  • Chief Complaint or Reason for Encounter
  • Diagnoses
  • Current treatment including medications and ongoing therapies
  • Mental Status Examination
  • Treatment Plan including

Telepsychiatry Prescription format

Service provider can provide photo, scan, digital copy of a signed prescription or e-Prescription to the patient via email or any messaging platform as per GOI guidelines.

Not to be prescribed: Schedule X of Drug and Cosmetic Act and Rules or any Narcotic and Psychotropic substance listed in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Act, 1985

Consultation with the caregiver

“Caregiver” could be a family member, or any person authorized by the patient to represent the patient.

Patient is present with the Caregiver during the consultation.

o Patient is not present with the Caregiver.
o Patient is a minor (aged 16 or less) or the patient is incapacitated. The care giver is

deemed to be authorized to consult on behalf of the patient.
o Caregiver has a formal authorization or a verified document establishing his relationship with the patient and/or has been verified by the patient in a previous in- person consult.

AIIMS, New Delhi : PG Entrance Examination for July 2020 session– Validity of OBC (NCL) / EWS certificate

AIIMS, New Delhi : In view of evolving situation related to COVID-19 outbreak and difficulty faced by applicant in getting OBC (NCL)/EWS certificate and submit date of issue in online Final Registration, competent authority has decided to make submission of date of issue as optional in ongoing online Final Registration. Valid OBC (NCL)/EWS certificate issued by competent authority between 05.04.2019 and on or before the date of examination shall be treated as valid certificate for the purpose of admission to PG courses for July 2020 session only. Candidates may please note that change of category shall not be allowed after payment of registration fee and providing any wrong information may lead to cancellation of candidature. The revised dates for conduct of the said examination will notified in due course of time through website www.aiimsexams.org. Please visit the website www.aiimsexams.org as all Important Notices/Corrigendum/ Addendum /Updates etc. will only be uploaded on the website. ASSISTANT CONTROLLER (EXAMS.)

No.F.AIIMS/Exam.Sec./4-5/(PG-JULY-20)/2020 Dated: 27.03.2020

Reference: AIIMS PG Entrance Examination for July 2020 session– regarding validity of OBC (NCL) / EWS certificate regarding

AIIMS, New Delhi : Merit List for the post of Clinical Psychologist / Psychologist

ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, NEW DELHI EXAMINATION SECTION

This refers to note vide No.F.1-12/2018-Estt(RCT) dated 4thJune, 2019 & F.1-19/2013-Estt
(RCT) dated 25th March, 2020 received from Sr. Administrative Officer, Recruitment cell to provide the
extended / waiting list for the post of Clinical Psychologist / Psychologist at AIIMS, New Delhi after
declaring the Result Notification No. 56/2019 dated 07.5.2019.

Accordingly, Examination Section has been declared Overall Merit list of qualified candidates (to the extent of three times of the number of posts advertised in each category)against the number of vacancies mentioned in the notice published in the Newspaper dated 2nd May, 2018 (uploaded on the Institute website on 03.05.2018); corrigendum uploaded on the website; and Scheme of Examination uploaded on the website on 02.01.2019. However, this overall Merit list has been prepared and declared on the basis of the decision of the Coordination Committee held on 17.07.2018 and duly approved by the Competent Authority.

Number of post: UR-02, OBC-01, & SC-01 Total= 4

Un-Reserved Candidates

S. No. Roll No. Stage-I Marks
(Out of 200)
Interview Marks
(Out of 50)
Total
(Out of 250)
1. 198106 126.667 43.25 169.917
2. 198171 115.333 32.75 148.083
3. 198095 108.667 35.88 144.547
4. 198022 118.667 25.25 143.917
5. 198013 115.000 27.13 142.130
6. 198033 111.000 29.38 140.380

OBC (NCL)Candidates

S. No. Roll No. Stage-I Marks
(Out of 200)
Interview Marks
(Out of 50)
Total
(Out of 250)
1. 198078 114.000 30.50 144.500
2. 198164 104.000 14.63 118.630
3. 198045 97.333 21.00 118.333

S. Caste Candidates
S. No. Roll No. Stage-I Marks
(Out of 200)
Interview Marks
(Out of 50)
Total
(Out of 250)
1. 198031 83.333 25.75 109.083
IMPORTANT:-
1. This is the overall merit list of qualified candidates ( to the extent of three times of number of post advertised
in each category)those have given Online CBT mode Examination (Stage-I) on 09.03.2019 and Interview
(Stage-II) on 16.04.2019 .
2. This overall merit list (to the extent of three times of number of post advertised in each category) will be
provided to Recruitment Cell for further course of action at their end. It will be the prerogative of the
Recruitment Cell, AIIMS, New Delhi to use /not to use this overall merit list.
Sd/-
Assistant Controller (Exams)

 

F.No.AIIMS/Exam.Sec/34-86/18/Clinical Psychologist Dated: 07th April, 2020

NOTIFICATION NO. 35/2020

AIIMS, New Delhi: Status Of Final Registration For AIIMS PG (Postgraduate) Courses – July 2020 Session

AIIMS, New Delhi: In view of the developing situation related to COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown, the status of Final Registration schedule for 14th April, 2020 stands postponed.The revised date will be notified in due course of time. Please visit the website www.aiimsexams.org as all Important Notices/Corrigendum/ Addendum /Updates etc. will only be uploaded on the website. – ASSISTANT CONTROLLER (EXAMS.).

IMPORTANT NOTICE No.29/2020 Date: 13-04-2020

For further updates, visit https://www.aiimsexams.org/

Ordinance to Amend Epidemic Act of 1897 – Too Little Too Late ?

Too Little Too late ?

While the actions Central Government to take notice of the situation, albeit late and ensuring immediate amendments are made as feasible so that front-line warriors are able to serve the country without fear is a

It is also important note that this Govt. rejected The Health Services Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of Violence and Damage to Property) Bill, 2019, sought to punish people who assault on-duty doctors and other healthcare professionals by imposing a jail term of up to 10 year. Now the Govt. is looking to amend more than a century old epidemic act to protect health care workers only during this crisis. What will happen after end of this pandemic? Isn’t health a priority for the nation? When will the endless assault on health workers and health care facilities end? Hasn’t COVID-19 Pandemic taught India and the word about the priorities to sustain humanity ?

Health Care, more importantly Public Health Care relies on few important aspects, Health Care Workers, Hospital with adequate facilities and trust of the public it serves. The dismal health care expenditure and lack of proper remuneration has made several doctors leave Govt. service already. Govt. Hospitals throughout the country are poorly manned, lack even basic facilities for everyday operations, forget PPE and COVID-19 care. Underfunded hospitals facing huge load of patients have alienated people due to the impossible nature of demand they meet reflected as angry patients and relatives, dates for surgeries delayed for several months. A long term sustainable change in public health care spending/planning and legislation is the way forward.

The PPE promised to health care workers has not arrived, the testing capacity has not been ramped up sufficiently and adding to this, doctors are getting assaulted and their bodies are denied the last rites. Asking doctors to step up to the challenge of handing the pandemic after mere amendment of Epidemic Act is akin to asking Noah stranded in a desert without tools to build an ark after the deluge.


Thanks and Regards,

Dr Srinivas Rajkumar T M.D
General Secretary,
RDA AIIMS 2020-2021
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Delhi Metro Services Shut Down

New Delhi, In view of ongoing Corona virus pandemic, Delhi metro services are shut down to avoid individuals from coming in contacting the infection and also spreading it.

Update: 22/03/2020 – All train including metro services might be shut down till 31st March.

The official information from DMRC reads as follows,

Woking schedule on 23-03-2020

6 AM to 8 AM Service will be at a frequency of 20 minutes, only for people involved in essential services like hospitals, fire, electricity, police etc. on producing their ID card.

 8-10 AM Service will be available at a normal frequency as on regular days. During this period general public can also travel and no identification will be required at the time of entry, he said.

10 AM to 4 PM Service will not be available. However, all the trains which started at 10 AM from originating stations of all lines will continue to run till they reach their destination stations,” he said.

4-8 PM will again be available, but will cease after 8 pm onwards. However, the last train service starting at 8 PM from originating station will continue to run till it reaches its destination, he said.

Parking at the metro stations will also remain closed on Monday, the DMRC said.

“These modified metro services are applicable for this Monday only. If there is any further requirement to continue the same pattern in the larger public interest, the same shall be informed accordingly,” the DMRC said in a statement.

“The objective of this staggered metro services plan on Monday is aimed at facilitating all stakeholders with effectiveness and to promote ”social distancing” which is very much required to contain spread of coronavirus,” it said.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has mounted to 27.

On Sunday, metro services will be closed in view of the ”Janata curfew”.

In the prevalent scenario where authorities have shut malls, restaurants, major markets etc. to prevent spread of the virus, it is responsibility of metro passengers also to co-operate with DMRC and help fight coronavirus outbreak collectively, the statement said.

 

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Reporting on Acute Encephalistis Syndrome(AES) in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, reporter Anajana Om Kashyap entered the ICU without the standard requirement of sterile dress and gown. She went on to ask illogical questions to the doctor and the nurse who were on duty about the lack of beds and delay in attending to the patients insted of asking the leaders who visited earlier that day. The outrageous and uncivil behavior of the journalist has invited criticism from both medical fraternity and journalist for sensationaising an issue deviating from the real cause of the event.

World Albinism Awareness Day : June 13 – 5 Things You Should Know

What causes Albinism ?

Albinism is an inherited disease transmitted by autosomal recessive inheritance.

Can Albinism be cured ?

There is no definitive cure for albinism though the complication associated with albinism.

How common is Albinism ?

Albinism is a rare disease with a prevalence of one in 17,000.

What are the complications associated with Albinism ?

People with albinism are at increased risk of malignancies.

Does albinism spread ?

Albinism is a non contagious disease. There is no risk to contacting disease if you come in contact with one who has.