New Delhi, May 17 -- With little clarity from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on when the hospital will resume regular services at its outpatient department (OPD), more than 500 patients and their attendants who had travelled to the Capital for treatment at the premier institute remain unsure of what they should do next.

The AIIMS administration had, in the second week of May, said they were planning to resume OPD services in phases, but there has been no confirmation from the officials on the specific date.

The hospital had shut all its non-emergency departments, including surgical departments and specialty clinics on March 24, a day before the nationwide lockdown came into effect, and kept only its emergency services...