New Delhi: It seems the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) administration has turned a blind eye to the woes of growing number of patients at the Cardiac Centre of the premier medical institute.

Patients are increasing at the cardiothoracic and vascular surgery centre but the hospital administration is paying no heed to it.

According to sources, two Operation Theatres (OT) of the Cardiac Centre are closed, whereas the 20-bedded ward on the second floor is also empty. The ward on the sixth floor is yet to open as there are no beds in it. The machines have been placed but beds have not been procured due to non-availability of funds, informed the hospital sources.

Notably, over 20,000 patients visit the AIIMS every year for surgery, but the centre is able to provide medical treatment to only 3,000 patients.

One senior doctor said that several doctors are presently on leave therefore the OTs is being upgraded. However, he could not give proper reply on why ward is not being in service.

AIIMS spokesperson Dr Y K Gupta said he has no information in this regard, and added, “We will talk to the Centre Head and the effort will be made to reopen the OTs as early as possible.”

It may be noted that patients are now looking for other options due to lack of proper medical facilities from the premiere medical institute.

JPN/Bureau