The chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has requested all the private doctors in the state to start their out-patient department (OPD) facility to provide necessary medical services to the general public.
The chief minister said that in the recent past, he had held talks with office bearers of the Uttarakhand chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) during which they had agreed to resume OPD service. However, even after that some private doctors have not yet resumed their OPD services.
Rawat said, “I request all the doctors to cooperate. In these times of such an emergency, it is also the moral duty of the doctors and is necessary and required. All of you are serving the public and it is your utmost responsibility to protect the health of the people. Considering this, all the doctors should resume their OPD services and treat the people who require services of the doctors,” he said.
It will be recalled that on March 30, the CM had held a meeting with representatives of IMA Uttarakhand chapter. The IMA office bearers had assured full support to the state government. However barring big private hospitals many of the smaller private hospitals and clinics are not treating patients due to which general public is facing problem. In the bigger hospitals like Mahant Indiresh, Kailash and CMI the OPDs are open. Precautions like thermal screening, maintaining social distancing, applying sanitisers and other steps are being taken in the OPD. It is pertinent to mention here that more than 2,400 doctors are the members of the Uttarakhand chapter of IMA. In Dehradun alone there are more than private 175 clinics and small hospitals.
Saturday, 02 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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