To maximize the use of modern communication technology for patient care, teaching, research and good governance, AIIMS has decided to equip itself with a 5G network by June 30, officials said.
An office memo issued by director Professor M Srinivas said a five-member committee had been formed to expedite the process.
“In line with current trends, in order to maximize the use of modern communication technologies for patient care, teaching, research, good governance and optimized deployment of Integrated Medical University Information System (IMUIS), it is hoped that the entire AIIMS, New Delhi campus will have a robust 5G mobile network that can Enable robust mobile and data connectivity within buildings,” Srinivas said.
The committee will be headed by Prof. Vivek Tandon, Neurosurgery, AIIMS and will include Dr. Vivek Gupta (Computer Facility), Chief Engineer Jitendra Saxena and Dr. Vikas from Telecom as committee members, and Senior Sunita Cherodath, Deputy Director, Telecom Division, as special guest .
strong 5G Connectivity will also help AIIMS New Delhi to implement casualty and eICU solutions at its main campus and outreach campuses such as NCI Jhajjar, which in turn will enable senior faculty members to provide expert advice during off-hours, holidays, etc.
According to government officials, AIIMS in Delhi has about 50,000 visitors per day, so good mobile connectivity is essential. It is worth noting that the Institute currently has many dark spots, with zero or very poor mobile connectivity, causing great discomfort to patients, staff and visitors alike.Moreover, the number is very limited 3G/4G Data connectivity and 5G connectivity in most areas is virtually nil inside the institute’s buildings.