After the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi became the victim of a hacking attack where Chinese involvement was suspected, another top hospital in the national capital, the Safdarjung Hospital, has also been hit.
However, the hacking attack on the Safdarjung Hospital was not as severe as what the AIIMS-Delhi faced, and the chances of a data leak were less as a major part of hospital work runs in manual mode.
Speaking to IANS, Safdarjung Hospital Director Dr B.L. Sherwal said that the attack was not of higher degree and some sections of the hospital server were impacted. “The hackers hit the hospital system some days ago and the server was down for one day”, Dr Sherwal said.
He said that the NIC team along with the hospital administration has rectified the problem and the hospital was running properly now, adding that the data was secured.
The hospital official said that the cyber attack on Safdarjung Hospital was not like the AIIMS Delhi ransomware attack. The hospital server was down for one day and later was rectified, he added.