Indore: Doctors refuse to work in paid OPD at MY hospital

Indore: The most ambitious project of paid evening OPD in Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital has suffered a setback as doctors of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College have not shown interest. Only two doctors have given consent to hold OPD in the evening.

“We are trying to convince doctors for holding evening OPDs as only two doctors have given their agreement. For starting evening OPDs, we require at least 10 doctors,” dean Dr Jyoti Bindal remarked. She said she review plan and ask doctors about their problems and reason why they don’t want to work in paid OPDs.

As per proposal, doctors of MY Hospital and other associated hospitals will work in paid OPD in the hospital and patients would be admitted for performing surgeries, mainly caesarean and hernia. As doctors did not agree to stop private practice, the college has decided to start OPDs with the doctors who are drawing non-practicing allowance (NPA) from the college so that there is no dispute. The decision to start paid OPDs was taken during executive council meeting of college on December 6, 2018, chaired by additional chief Secretary Radheshyam Julania.

“With new facility, patients will not only get early treatment but also facilities similar to private hospitals including private rooms and personal care,” Dr Bindal said.  The cost of the OPD has not been decided yet.  It will be decided by  doctors.

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