Delhi AIIMS Enhances Safety Measures: GPS Installation in Staff Vehicles for Tracking, Security
New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has decided to install GPS devices in their vehicles to ensure their safety and track the movement of staff cars. However, cars used by teachers or officials going to restricted or high-security places won't have these devices.
As per a memo from the office, staff cars at AIIMS are frequently used to transport the institute's faculty, residents, and staff for urgent patient care duties, even outside regular working hours and sometimes late at night.
In a recent incident that caught the attention of officials, a staff car broke down at night, and it took a considerable amount of time to locate and provide a replacement car, as per the TOI report.
Recently, India's health ministry has reported seven cases of Mycoplasma pneumonia, commonly known as walking pneumonia, identified from April to September this year. The cases were discovered during a six-month study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
The ministry refuted media reports linking these cases to the recent rise in respiratory infections in China, describing such claims as "misleading and untrue." In a statement, the Union health ministry clarified, "It is clarified these seven cases have no link whatsoever to the recent surge in respiratory infections in children reported from some parts of the world, including China."
The statement reassured the public, stating, "The seven cases have been detected as a part of an ongoing study at AIIMS Delhi in the six months (April to September 2023) and are no cause for worry." Additionally, the ministry highlighted that no cases of Mycoplasma pneumonia had been detected in the 611 samples tested at the Department of Microbiology, AIIMS Delhi, from January 2023 to the present. These tests were part of the Indian Council of Medical Research's (ICMR) multiple respiratory pathogen surveillance, mainly focusing on severe acute respiratory illness using real-time PCR.