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Civil Hospital's OPD has no physician

The Gurgaon Civil Hospital - which receives an average footfall of more than 2,000 patients daily - does not have any physician for nearly two weeks now.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 14, 2013 00:16 IST
Himabindu Reddy

The Gurgaon Civil Hospital - which receives an average footfall of more than 2,000 patients daily - does not have any physician for nearly two weeks now.

The post fell vacant after the Haryana health department transferred all four physicians at the hospital to other government health institutions a few months ago.

Of the total four physicians at the Civil Hospital, one was transferred to the medical college in Mewat, another to the new Civil Hospital in Sector 10, the third physician quit his job and the fourth is also likely to be transferred to the new Civil Hospital on April 28.

"It has been nearly 10 days now that the hospital's out-patient department (OPD) does not have a physician. The physician from the intensive care unit has been shifted to the OPD to cater to patients. But he too will be transferred to the new Civil Hospital in Sector 10," said an official source on the condition of anonymity.

The source further said the physician at the OPD was not being able to treat a large number of patients.

Earlier, the four physicians used to work in shifts and were deployed at the ICU, OPD and Emergency.

"We have informed the health ministry about the matter. We will arrange more doctors soon," said Dr Parveen Garg, chief medical officer, Gurgaon district.

The Gurgaon Civil Hospital is already struggling to cope up with the issue of staff shortage.

The Civil Hospital receives more than 100 patients on an average daily.