Hyderabad: Eased lockdown prompts patients to flock to Osmania hospital OP

Hyderabad: Eased lockdown prompts patients to flock to Osmania hospital OP
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Soon after easing lockdown restrictions across the State, people with ailments began flocking to OP service counter at Osmania General Hospital, on Tuesday. Photo: N Shiva Kumar Meru
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Patients footfall to hospital jumps by 40 percent More than 1,100 people take OP registrations on Tuesday

Hyderabad: With restrictions eased and permission of movement of autos and taxis freely from Tuesday, patients flow to Osmania General Hospital (OGH) suddenly jumped by nearly 40 per cent. More than 1100 people took OP registrations on Tuesday. From the last few days, the footfall was in the range of 550 to 650.

One of the reasons for increased footfall at OGH could be the non-availability of Gandhi Hospital, the other major tertiary hospital run by the state. Gandhi hospital has been transformed into a nodal Covid-19 treatment hospital in Telangana for the last two months. While the gyenic wing of Gandhi handling ante-natal care and pregnancies has been shifted to Sultan Bazaar maternity hospital, the dialysis operations have been diverted to OGH.

OGH superintendent Dr Nagender said that they are not feeling any work burden Gandhi hospital has stopped taking general patients.

" The present rush is not too big and our OGH doctors and medical staff can extend treatment without any problem. However, incase surgeries and emergencies grow we will think of asking any back-up or doctors deputation in OGH to meet the demand," he said.

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