All India Institute of Medical Services, or AIIMS, India’s leading public medical institute, is experiencing outages as a result of a cyberattack.
Hundreds of patients and doctors are affected by the outages, which include patient admission, discharge, and billing systems. Thousands of medical undergraduate and postgraduate students attend AIIMS. With over 2,200 beds, it is also one of the largest state-owned hospitals. According to hospital officials, the cyberattack, which was reported on Wednesday evening in New Delhi, appears to be consistent with a ransomware attack because the attackers changed the extensions of infected files. According to AIIMS officials, patient care services have been severely impacted since early Wednesday.