OPD services to be run in two shifts in large hospitals

NL Today

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Kathmandu: The government has announced running out-patient door (OPD) services in two shifts in the hospital with sufficient means and human resources.  

Presenting the government’s policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year in the joint session of the federal parliament today, President Ramchandra Paudel said that the federal hospitals would be restructured on the basis of their workloads.

Bir Hospital, National Trauma Centre, Kanti Children’s Hospital and some other hospitals having enough human resources will run OPD services in two shifts while the infrastructures of Kanti Children’s Hospital would be upgraded to ensure state-of-the-art services.

“Kanti Children’s Hospital will be equipped with the construction of additional infrastructures and upgradation. Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre will be developed as an institution capable of producing specialists in Cardiology,” according to the announcement made by President Paudel.

Likewise, the upcoming year’s policies and programmes document has stated that he construction of the hospitals, which are at the completion stage of the procurement process, will be started and the federal hospitals or health science academies at the provincial level will be upgraded to 500 beds respectively.

“Human organ transplant institutions and services will be upgraded and expanded. Special programmes will be conducted for safe motherhood and disease control. A free screening programme for prevention of cervical cancer and vaccination services for girls in the age group of 10 to 14 years will be extended to district hospitals,” the President read while unveiling the policies and programmes document.

As announced, the public health surveillance system will be strengthened for pandemic prevention, control, and preparedness and response to health emergencies and the health personnel will be deployed at border and entry points. “A separate institutional arrangement will be made for the prevention of non-communicable disease. An action plan based on the “One Health Policy” will be implemented to minimize probable adverse effects on human health from animals, plants, and the environment.”(RSS)