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AIIMS Delhi will be equipped with 5G network by June 30 to make the most of the modern technology


To enable maximum utilization of modern communication technology for patient care, education, research, and good governance, AIIMS has decided to equip itself with a 5G network by June 30, officials said.

An office memorandum issued by Principal Professor M Srinivas said a five-member committee had been set up to expedite the process.

“In keeping with current trends and to enable maximum utilization of modern communication technology for patient care, teaching, research, good governance and optimal deployment of the Integrated Medical University Information System (IMUIS), it is recommended that the entire AIIMS, New Delhi campus has good mobile network strength 5G to enable robust mobile and data connectivity within buildings,” Srinivas said.

The committee will be chaired by Prof. Vivek Tandon, AIIMS Department of Neurosurgery, and the members include Dr. Vivek Gupta (computer facility), Supervising Engineer Jitendra Saxena and Dr. Vikas of Communications as the committee member-secretary, and Sunita Chirodath, Senior. Deputy General Manager, Communications Department will be a special invitee.

The strong 5G connectivity should also help AIIMS, New Delhi in implementing casualty solutions and eICU solutions across its main campus and outreach such as NCI Jhajjar which in turn will enable senior faculty to provide their own expert advice during office hours, holidays, etc. Good.

According to the department officials, the number of daily visitors to AIIMS in Delhi is approximately 50,000 and good mobile connectivity is essential. It has been observed that there are currently many dark spots in the institute with no very weak mobile connectivity which is causing great inconvenience to patients, staff and visitors alike. Also, there is very limited 3G/4G data connectivity in the majority of areas and almost none 5G connectivity within the institute premises.

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