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Chandigarh: Covid test must for OPD patients

Naina Mishra

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, September 19

All sufferers attending OPDs at Authorities Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and the Authorities Medical Faculty and Hospital, Sector 32, should endure the Covid-19 check from now onwards.

The UT Well being Secretary, Yash Pal Garg, has ordered that every one sufferers in OPDs will likely be required to endure the Covid check. Nevertheless, in case of emergency and critical sufferers, the physician involved could instantly present therapy or session and get the Covid check executed at a later stage. Dr Jasbinder Kaur, Director, GMCH, mentioned, “Sufferers can get their Covid stories earlier than coming for OPDs, but when the report just isn’t accessible, the hospital authorities will carry an antigen check on sufferers.

Nevertheless, in emergency instances, the Covid check is not going to be a compulsory requirement. It may be performed later when the affected person is given therapy.”

To streamline the method of OPDs and in view of Covid-related points, it has been determined to begin walk-in OPD registration on the GMCH along with the present technique of on-line registration. The walk-in registration will likely be allowed from eight am to 11 am from tomorrow onwards (September 20).

“The pilot mission of OPD registration on the e-Sampark centre is occurring for the previous about 10 days in Sector 15. The IT Division is within the technique of procuring a bar code printer and thereafter the OPD registration for the Authorities Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, will likely be allowed in any respect e-Sampark centres within the metropolis within the subsequent 15 days,” the UT Well being Secretary mentioned.

GMSH-16 to have 1 extra EMO at evening

Throughout a shock evening inspection by the Well being Secretary on September 13, it was noticed that there was a rush within the Emergency on the GMSH. Thereafter, one other shock evening inspection was performed by senior medical doctors of the GMSH and an identical rush was noticed within the Emergency. In view of the revelations in the course of the shock evening inspections and an identical suggestions from the general public, it has been determined to depute yet one more Emergency Medical Officer (EMO) in the course of the evening shift on the GMSH.

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