KGMU suspends many OPDs, restarts e-Sanjeevani facility, Health News, ET HealthWorld


Lucknow: KGMU suspends many OPDs, restarts e-Sanjeevani facilityLucknow: King George’s Medical University (KGMU) on Friday announced the suspension of OPDs of several departments from Monday till further orders in view of the exponential rise in Covid-19 transmission, which has also affected many staff members.

However, OPDs for some departments and emergency services will continue uninterrupted. KGMU also announced starting of e-Sanjeevani and superspeciality OPD services from Monday.

According to a statement released by the chief medical superintendent’s office, the departments which will continue to run OPDs include those dealing with oncology (cancer treatment) – surgical oncology, clinical hematology, radiation oncology, endocrine surgery (breast and thyroid malignancy) and medical oncology.

Other departments which will continue OPDs are paediatrics including neonatal care, nephrology OPD for dialysis, antenatal clinic for obstetric care, drug dispersion through ART centre RNTCP centres for HIV positive people and fever clinic for suspected Covid-19 cases.

Patients visiting these OPDs will have to take prior online appointments and bring Covid-19 negative reports along with their identity card. The attendant coming with the patient will also have to bring Covid negative report and ID.

Remaining departments will cater to patients through “digital OPD”. Patients can call on phone number 0522-2258880 which will have 30 lines connecting to various departments. These departments will offer consultation to patients requiring non-emergency advice.

Nodal in-charge, telemedicine, Dr Sheetal Verma said, “The app-based e-Sanjeevani system will run in collaboration with CDAC and NHM, UP. Patients need to download e-Sanjeevani app from Google play store. They can use the app to directly interact with the consultant of their choice. Every consultant will attend around 25-50 patients per day through digital medium.”

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