In another attempt to provide relief to the general public after PM Modi announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will no longer be legal tender, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has exempted OPD card charges for walk-in patients and Out-patient clinical charges less than Rs 500 per patient from November 10.
In a statement, country’s premium medical institution said that OPD card charges of Rs. 10 per patient shall not be charged for new patients walking in at AIIMS from November 11.
The order further said that all charges fir clinical services for out-patients where the cumulative billing per transaction per patient is less that Rs. 500 will also not be charged now.
The order is being issued to cope up with liquidity shortages of lower denominations available with AIIMS and for the better convenience of the patients.
Earlier transport ministry had announced to waive off toll across all national highways till November 11. Banks are also directed to remain open on coming Saturday and Sunday.
Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes are already being accepted at outlets of emergency such as hospitals, petrol pumps, CNG stations, railways stations and state-run milk booths.