‘1200 patients register at SKIMS OPD per day’
By navneet mishra On 15 Mar, 2018 At 09:23 AM | Categorized As Health & Fitness | With 0 Comments

An average of 3150 patients is catered to daily in all the patient areas of the hospital, including emergencies.

Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) administration on Wednesday said that improvement of out-patient department (OPD) services was the priority, as the premier institute received 1200 patients everyday in this area.

An average of 3150 patients is catered to daily in all the patient areas of the hospital, including emergencies.

SKIMS, which has OPDs of 32 departments caters to an average of 1200 patients daily. The major departments include general medicine, urology, nephrology, neurology, cardiology, medical oncology, surgical gastroenterology and surgical oncology, a handout of SKIMS said.

Director SKIMS, Dr Omar Javed Shah, said that OPD was the top priority of the administration, being the “major service area”, given its patient rush. “We are always trying to improve various OPD services like investigations, counseling , screening and sample collection. In view of this, OPD area was expanded and recently inaugurated by hon’ble Chief Minister,” he said.

Dr Shah added that the expansion of OPD area has come as a major relief to patients, easing the congestion and reducing the service/response time. “It is a special relief to patients who come from far flung areas for treatment to this institute,” he said.

Apart from 1200 new registrations in OPD, 1554 patient revisits/follow-ups, 387 accident and emergency registrations, 13  new registrations in regional cancer center (RCC) and 210 follow ups per day in RCC are seen at the super-specialty institute.

In addition, thousands of sample collection and screening are also performed. “Administration ensures smooth functioning of all the specialties and extending help to poor patients,” Dr. Farooq Jan, joint medical superintendent and faculty in-charge of medical records said, while giving out figures of the daily load on hospital.

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