December 8, 2022


Over 3,000 individuals in search of medical care throng varied counters

Mysore/Mysuru: Even because the Mysuru Medical School and Analysis Institute (MMC&RI) has drawn up plans to carry all outpatient division (OPD) companies beneath one roof by establishing a brand new facility to decongest Ok.R. Hospital, tons of of sufferers stand in separate queues to avail remedies day by day.

Their wait extends to a couple of hour throughout OPD hours as there may be great strain on the hospital workers to cater to the wants of over 1,500 to 1,800 sufferers on daily basis. The state of affairs is worse on all Mondays as there isn’t any OPD on Sundays.

Notably, the push at Ok.R. Hospital is perpetual regardless of Mysuru having many different Authorities hospitals just like the Cheluvamba Hospital, District Hospital, Trauma Care, PKTB Sanatorium, Princess Krishnajammanni Tremendous Speciality Hospital, Seth Mohandas Tulsidas Maternity Hospital and ESI Hospital.

This morning, there have been over 3,000 sufferers ready in entrance of OPD counters. The Hospital has OPD service solely from Monday to Friday and on Sunday, solely the Division of Medication has OPD with only one physician. Remainder of the working days, OPDs are open from 9 am to 1 pm and a couple of pm to 4 pm.

Sufferers run round

As there isn’t any single OPD block, sufferers are compelled to maneuver from one finish to a different finish of the Ok.R. Hospital — known as Doddaspathre — and a few of the OPD counters can’t even give OPD slips to sufferers because of the heavy rush.  Notably, the push within the Hospital has crossed the pre-COVID time as now there are not any restrictions on affected person screening.

Among the many OPD counters, the demand is excessive for drugs, surgical procedure, orthopaedics, casualty, minor OT, Ayushman Card counter and ophthalmology. This aside, there are counters for BPL cardholders to avail of slips that point out free remedy on them. Every counter has to deal with a minimal of 250 to 300 sufferers and by the point the sufferers get their OPD slips, it’s midday.

At current, the OPD rush is dealt with by the IPD-OPD block in Kantharaja Ward, surgical block or the stone constructing and there are separate counters for physiotherapy, ophthalmology and dermatology. Because of the large crowd on the OPDs, on a median 400 to 500 admissions are made day by day within the Hospital that has 1,050 beds.

Stress excessive on workers

The strain on beds is extraordinarily excessive and sufferers have to attend for discharges to get admitted. Many go for ground beds unable to attend for the beds as they desperately want medical consideration. In lots of circumstances, all sorts of essential surgical procedures are postponed and sufferers are requested to come back at a later date and even there’s a scarcity of essential gear like ventilators.

As well as, the workload of docs, nurses and Group D staff has elevated manifold and there’s a extreme scarcity of nurses and Group D  mployees too. The car parking zone of the Ok.R. Hospital is a large number the place sufferers and their attendants park their autos wherever they’re able to park. Within the absence of parking attendants and safety guards early within the morning and night time, many outsiders attending places of work and companies too park their autos for the entire day and take them out after 7 pm.



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