Outpatient care open on Sundays too

Mon 26 Aug 2019, 11:41:10
“Apart from issuing tokens after 12 noon, all the services, including diagnostic tests, consultation and even distribution of medicine, will be provided free of cost in State-run hospitals. Enough stock of drugs and diagnostic kits are in place at drug stores and in-house laboratories,” said Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivas Rao.

On Sunday, the Fever Hospital received close to 1,000 patients with symptoms of viral fever while outpatient

flow at other hospitals hovered between 100 and 200 patients. Senior doctors said that during working days, the outpatient load at Gandhi and Osmania General Hospital has crossed 2000 mark while at Fever Hospital it was between 1,200 and 1,500 patients. The most common ailments since June, i.e. the onset of monsoons, have been influenza like illness, acute diarrhoeal diseases, typhoid, chikungunya, dengue and malaria.

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