Indore: Aimed at providing better facilities to patients, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC) administration has been planning to start paid OPDs in the MY Hospital in the evening. Doctors of MY Hospital and other associated hospitals will render their services in the paid OPD in the hospital and the patients would be admitted for performing operations, mainly caesarean and hernia, to the hospital.
Decision to start paid OPDs was taken during the Executive Council meeting of the college on December 6, 2018, chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Radheshyam Julania. “We have been working on the plan to start paid OPD in the hospital and will hold a meeting with HoDs of the departments to decide the availability of rooms and the list of doctors participating in the same,” Dean of MGM Medical College Dr Jyoti Bindal said.
Replying over non-agreement of doctors on stopping private practice and to take part in OPDs, Dr Bindal said, “The OPDs will be hold by the doctors who are not doing private practice or are taking non-practicing allowance from the college. There will be no issue of doctors’ agreement for the same.
The Dean also said that they have enough number of doctors, taking NPA, to run the paid OPDs successfully.
“With the new facility, patients will not only get early treatment but also the facilities similar to the private hospitals including private rooms and personal care,” Dr Bindal said. However, the Dean couldn’t reply on the cost of the OPD and said that the decision will be taken by the doctors only.