In: Ransomware suspected as AIIMS servers go down, trigger long waits

Soumya Pillai reports:

A suspected ransomware attack hit servers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday, leading to long waits for patients as registrations, sample processing and billing as computers went down.

According to doctors, services for out-patient (OPD) and in-patient (IPD) departments were affected since 7am on Wednesday, halting all registrations and appointment management. Hospital staff was also unable to process patient samples for tests.

Read more at Hindustan Times.

Update of November 27: First India reports:

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi authorities on Saturday said that they have deployed additional staff to run diagnostics, labs and OPD services at the national medical institute as its servers remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day due to a suspected ransomware attack.

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