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Delhi govt hospitals OPD timings extended by 2 hours

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Out-patient department (OPD) at government-run hospitals will now function from 8 am to 2 pm, as the city administration has decided to extend the timing to avoid crowding of the facilities, according to a order.

The OPD timings earlier was 9 am to 1 pm, thus an extension of two hours for consultation at hospitals.

"Ensure that OPD remains open and functional from 8 am to 2 pm so that there is sufficient time for patients to be attended to, and they are not squeezed into a two-and-a-half hour time slot, and the crowding can be lessened.

"Towards achieving this, registration counters shall open at 7:30 am and close at 1 pm," the order said.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted about the move.

"Daily OPD consultation timing increased from 4 hrs to 6 hrs in Govt Hospitals. Earlier 9.0 am to 1-.0 pm Now 8.0 am to 2.0 pm," he tweeted.

The order also said that whenever required a "token system" would be put in place.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 22:42 IST