Last Updated on August 16, 2021 by The Health Master
GHAZIABAD: Senior doctors at the level of chief medical officer and additional CMOs, besides chief medical superintendents of government hospitals, will also do OPDs in hospitals on three days for two hours from next week. Till now, they were only doing administrative work.
Additional chief secretary (health) Amit Mohan Prasad had also issued an order in this regard in June this year, asking senior health officials to devote time for clinical work beside their administrative responsibilities.
According to the order, the CMO has the power to decide the days for OPDs for doctors. Moreover, a record of monthly OPDs by each official would be prepared and sent to the health department.
Mohan had stated that a decision in this regard will be taken keeping in mind the present circumstance arising out of the pandemic and the increased need for human resources. The move is also aimed to provide better medical facilities to patients, the letter further added.
CMO Bhavtosh Shankhdhar, who is an eye surgeon, said he would soon start eye surgeries at MMG District Hospital, while district surveillance officer Dr RK Gupta too confirmed that he would provide consultation to residents at a facility from a trans-Hindon area.
Dr Sanjay Teotia, chief medical superintendent of District Combined Hospital and a senior eye consultant, said he has been seeing around 30-40 patients in OPDs daily. “It is part of my daily routine. I sit in OPD after taking time out of my administrative work,” he added.
On Friday, the CMO inspected MMG District and took stock of the arrangements at the operation theatre. He also visited the OPD services in the district hospital and gave necessary guidelines to the doctors.
The CMO had been providing OPD services at his previous posting in Bulandshahr as well.