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AIIMS server down for 8 days, two suspended, more on radar for cyber security breach

by Vaishali Sharma

The server at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has been down for the eighth day in a row, and sources say that additional analysts from Delhi are at risk of being fired for violating cyber security now that two of them have already been suspended.

According to the sources, “The sanitizing process started, earlier it was 15 but now 25 out of 50 servers and more than 400 endpoint computers have been scanned. Antivirus uploading has also been started for future safety.” On Tuesday, the AIIMS also issued a statement that the e-Hospital data has been restored, “The eHospital data has been restored on the servers. Network is being sanitized before the services can be restored. The process is taking some time due to the volume of data and large number of servers/computers for the hospital services. Measures are being taken for cyber security.”

“All hospital services, including outpatient, in-patient, laboratories, etc continue to run on manual mode.” it said further.

“The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also joined the investigation. The India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), Delhi Police, Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) representatives are already probing the incident,” sources told ANI.

The internet services after the recommendations from the investigation agencies will remain blocked in AIIMS Delhi.
Laboratory information system (LIS) database and other dependent databases have been restored.

Earlier AIIMS also issued a fresh set of Standard operating procedures (SOP) which says admission, discharge and transfer of patients will be done manually at the hospital till E-Hospital is down.

“Latest SOPs that have to be followed in manual mode till E-Hospital is down. Admission, discharge and transfer are to be done manually at AIIMS, New Delhi. Indent to be done manually,” the hospital said.

It further said that the death or birth certificates are to be made manually on forms as per instruction from the working committee.

“Only urgent samples to be sent and that too with filled forms. Only urgent investigations are to be sent with forms as per instruction from the working committee,” it added.

Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) reported a failure in its server on November 23, as per officials.

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