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Delhi govt hospitals OPD timings extended by 2 hours

Delhi govt hospitals OPD timings extended by 2 hours

New Delhi: Out-patient department (OPD) at Delhi government-run hospitals will now function from 8 am to 2 pm, as the city administration has decided to extend the timing to avoid crowding of the facilities, according to a government order.

The OPD timings earlier was 9 am to 1 pm, thus an extension of two hours for consultation at hospitals.

“Ensure that OPD remains open and functional from 8 am to 2 pm so that there is sufficient time for patients to be attended to, and they are not squeezed into a two-and-a-half hour time slot, and the crowding can be lessened.

 “Towards achieving this, registration counters shall open at 7:30 am and close at 1 pm,” the order said.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted about the move.

“Daily OPD consultation timing increased from 4 hrs to 6 hrs in Delhi Govt Hospitals. Earlier 9.0 am to 1-.0 pm Now 8.0 am to 2.0 pm,” he tweeted.

The order also said that whenever required a “token system” would be put in place.

Source: PTI
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    Dr Devendra sahoo October 11, 2017, 2:42 pm

    Good initiative of government of Delhi,so that doctors will get adequate time to treat patients.all hospitals government and government undertaking must initiative to run all OPD this time,rest time emergency OPD should run, people Will benefits.thanks.

  2. What about the overtime ?? Will govt ready to pay for it??.

    Personally I dont think its the right measure