PGIMER-Chandigarh to continue physical OPDs in the restricted organization from November 2
Chandigarh [India]: With an intent to facilitate non-COVID patients, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh decided to resume physical outpatient departments (OPDs) in a limited format from November 2.
In a statement, the PGIMER said that teleconsultation services being provided by the PGIMER should continue considering its dual benefit to the patient and the institute. The registration for teleconsultation to be made from 8 am to 9.30 am. The OPD would function as per the existing schedule and the focus would be on limiting the number of patients in the OPD and crowd control.
The patients evaluated through teleconsultation and requiring physical examination will be called to PGIMER by an appointment system.
With a view to ensuring adequate social and physical distancing, a fixed number of patients would be seen in each OPD, 50 patients were set as the default number for each OPD.
Moreover, the department of community medicine has been entrusted with the responsibility to initiate a screening system for patients who would be called physically to the OPDs