AIIMS officials announce plan to implement 5G network by June 30th
AIIMS officials announced plans to equip the hospital with a 5G network by June 30 for advanced healthcare and research.
By June 30th, AIIMS officials plan to install a 5G network, allowing the hospital to maximize modern communication technology for patient care, teaching, research, and governance.
According to an office memorandum released by the Director Prof M Srinivas, a five-member committee has been formed to fast-track the process.
“In line with the current trends and to enable maximum utilization of modern communication technology for patient care, teaching, research, good governance, and optimal deployment of Integrated Medical University Information System (IMUIS), it is desirable that the entire AIIMS, New Delhi campus has good strength of 5G mobile network to enable robust mobile and data connectivity inside the buildings,” Srinivas said.
Members of AIIMS 5G Committee
Prof Vivek Tandon from the Department of Neurosurgery AIIMS will head the newly-formed committee to expedite the process, alongside members Dr. Vivek Gupta for computer facility, superintending engineer Jitendra Saxena, and Dr. Vikas for telecommunications as the committee’s secretary. The committee will also include a special invitee, Sunita Cherodath, Senior Deputy Director General from the Department of Telecommunications.
5G Benefits for AIIMS
AIIMS in New Delhi will benefit from robust 5G connectivity, which will aid in implementing casualty and ICU solutions across the main and outreach campuses, including NCI Jhajjar. This, in turn, will allow senior faculty to provide expert advice during off-duty hours and vacations.
AIIMS Faces Internet Connectivity Issues
Administration officials have reported that the daily footfall at AIIMS in Delhi is approximately 50,000, making good mobile connectivity essential. However, there are currently many areas within the institute that experience dark spots with little to no mobile connectivity, causing significant discomfort to patients, staff, and visitors. Moreover, 3G/4G data connectivity is limited in most areas, with almost no 5G connectivity inside the institute buildings.