Cyber attack at AIIMS came as a warning sign for other hospitals. Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospitals in Delhi have been strengthening their cyber security. 

The Union Health Ministry for Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) and Safdarjung are taking necessary steps to build up cyber security.  According to official sources, hospitals were given instructions in writing on what actions that need to be taken to increase manpower, routine audits, and management.

Security audits will be conducted to identify vulnerabilities, after the recommendations of CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team). Required steps will be taken by the administration to tackle such issues. 

Authorities were actively conducting regular cyber security workshops and circulars were also issued at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. 

Safdarjung hospital’s server was cloud-based and firewalls were installed in the local servers. Earlier, the local servers were restricted to respective departments. Now, all the departments have been turned to cloud-based servers. The super speciality block, dental and burns, plastics and oncology were on local servers too, and now firewalls are installed in these servers.

The hospital took inputs from NIC to revamp the website as well as they did not have an IT cell like AIIMS. The Union Health Ministry also asked health officials of both hospitals to check all matters surrounding security.