Heavy rush of sufferers at Okay.R. Hospital OPD

Over 3,000 individuals searching for medical care throng numerous counters

Mysore/Mysuru: Even because the Mysuru Medical School and Analysis Institute (MMC&RI) has drawn up plans to deliver all outpatient division (OPD) providers underneath one roof by establishing a brand new facility to decongest Okay.R. Hospital, a whole bunch of sufferers stand in separate queues to avail therapies every day.

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

Notably, the frenzy at Okay.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 pair of pm to 4 pm.

Sufferers run round

As there isn’t any single OPD block, sufferers are pressured to maneuver from one finish to a different finish of the Okay.R. Hospital — referred to as Doddaspathre — and a number of the OPD counters can’t even give OPD slips to sufferers because of the heavy rush.  Notably, the frenzy 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 enormous crowd on the OPDs, on a median 400 to 500 admissions are made every day within the Hospital that has 1,050 beds.

Strain 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 kinds of vital surgical procedures are postponed and sufferers are requested to return at a later date and even there’s a scarcity of vital tools like ventilators.

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

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