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Long queue of patients at CD Hospital as OPD services goes online


Switching to online registration at OPD done to tackle huge patient rush: MS CD hospital

SRINAGAR: The patients at Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar Monday alleged that they have to suffer a lot owing to online registration and the system at the hospital.

Reports 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 queues for hours together.

“The hospital management has switched over to online registration at OPD and is 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 the 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 a 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, the medical superintendent of CD hospital, Dr Saleem Tak acknowledged that the online registration and prescription system were 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 a 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 the present location to tackle patient rush,” he said. He added that as of now there is no official order to shift the old CD hospital to GB Pant hospital.


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