Mangaluru: Wenlock hospital's OPD to begin serving people soon

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jun 5: The outpatient department (OPD) of the government Wenlock hospital that has been converted into COVID-19 hospital, will become functional within three to four days from now.

Due to the increased inflow of coronavirus positive patients, the hospital had been devoted fully for the treatment of this pandemic, and the inpatients were shifted to private hospitals in the city on March 26. Since then, no other patients have been attended to at this hospital and this had given rise to problems as the patients were unable to get themselves treated at the government hospital. The district administration has now decided to open the hospital for other services too in phases.

Wenlock hospital (file photo)

The outpatient department will be opened in another building of Wenlock hospital within three to four days. In the initial days, inpatients will not be allowed. In phases, other facilities will be extended one by one, sources said.

It is said that patients referred from Wenlock to private hospitals are facing certain problems including getting free services. Insurance facility available in Wenlock is not available in private hospitals, it is said. After many patients came up with problems, MLA U T Khader had drawn the attention of the government to this problem.

Wenlock hospital, credited to be the best government hospital in the state, gets about 2,000 outpatients per day in normal days. People from not only Dakshina Kannada and Udupi but also from Kodagu, Shivamogga, Davanagere and Kerala visit this hospital to get treatment for various ailments.

District-in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, reacting to the above, said that every private hospital has set up helpdesk to assist patients recommended by Wenlock hospital. A nodal officer has been appointed there and patients, in case of any complications, can contact him, he added.




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  • Mahammad Shaheed, Melkar Panemangalore.

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    ಇದು ಬಹಳ ಉತ್ತಮ ಮತ್ತು ಉಪಯುಕ್ತವಾದ ನಿರ್ಧಾರ. ಸದ್ಯ ವೆನ್ಲಾಕ್ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ ಸೇವೆಗಳು ದೊರಕದೇ ಅದೆಷ್ಟೋ ಬಡ ವರ್ಗದ ರೋಗಪೀಡಿತ ಜನರು ಕಷ್ಟಪಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ವೆನ್ಲಾಕ್ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಸಿಗುವಂತಹ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆಗಳು ಬಹುಶಃ ಬೇರೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಗಲಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ. ನಮ್ಮ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ಕಾರ್ಪೋರೇಟ್ ಕುಳಗಳು ದೊಡ್ಡದಾದ ಮಲ್ಟಿಸ್ಪೆಶಾಲಿಟಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯನ್ನು ಕಟ್ಟಿ ಜನರನ್ನು ಸುಲಿಯುತ್ತಿರುವಾಗ, ಇವುಗಳಿಂದ ಕುಗ್ಗಿ ಹೋಗಿರುವ ಜನರಿಗಿರುವ ಆಶಾಭಾವವೆಂದರೆ ಅದು ವೆನ್ಲಾಕ್ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ...

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    A step in the right direction.Better to treat diseases that are treatable, rather than be obsessed with Corona alone.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Corona has now taken a Backfoot.
    Thanks to the Timely Showers ...

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