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Patients suffer as CD hospital switches to online registration at OPD

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Scores of patients stage protest, demand redressal of issue; Switching to online registration at OPD done to tackle huge patient rush: MS CD hospital

Srinagar, Oct 10 : As Chest Diseases hospital in Srinagar has switched over to online registration at OPD, patients on Monday alleged that they have to suffer a lot owing to online registration and prescription system at the hospital.

Reports reaching to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that scores of patients held a protest demonstration at CD hospital, stating that the online registration system was time consuming and they had to wait in the queues for hours together.

“The hospital management has switched over to online registration at OPD and are providing OPD tickets in online mode and later prescription is also given online, which is very time consuming. I am standing in the queue outside registration counter since 9 am and still I haven’t got any ticket. What should I do with the online system when my health condition is getting worse by standing in the queue for such long time,” said a patient, who had come from Pattan.

The patients alleged that this online system is more time consuming as they have to wait for hours together to get tickets.

Meanwhile, medical superintendent CD hospital, Dr Saleem Tak acknowledged that the online registration and prescription system was time consuming but it has been done for the convenience of the patients and to tackle patient rush at the hospital.

He also said that since there is lack of space in the hospital, they are trying to explore alternative options so that patients don’t have to suffer.

“Till CD hospital is shifted to GB Pant hospital, as suggested by the government, they will try to explore alternative options and will try to install more registration counters at present location to tackle patient rush,” he said.

He added that as of now there is no official order to shifted the old CD hospital to GB Pant hospital—(KNO)

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