PA­TIENTS PROTEST OUT­SIDE HOSP DIREC­TOR’S OF­FICE

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

LUC­KNOW : Ad­min­is­tra­tive fail­ure at Bal­ram­pur hospi­tal re­sulted in irate pa­tients walk­ing up to the hospi­tal direc­tor’s of­fice to reg­is­ter their protest on Tues­day. The prob­lem started when one of the physi­cians left the OPD com­plex at 2pm, while pa­tients were still wait­ing for their turn for med­i­cal con­sul­ta­tion. This caused the pa­tients and their at­ten­dants to march up to the ad­min­is­tra­tive block and stage a protest out­side the of­fice of hospi­tal direc­tor Dr Ra­jiv Lochan. The protest lasted for over half-an­hour. Pa­tients al­leged that the med­i­cal staff out­side OPD cham­ber 205 pock­eted their money on the pre­text of ‘pri­or­ity ap­point­ments’ but they never got to see the doc­tor. Show­ing his OPD ticket, an an­gry pa­tient com­plained to the direc­tor, “When we have the OPD ticket, then why are we be­ing de­prived of con­sul­ta­tion? The doc­tor should have seen the pa­tient.” Ad­mit­ting the fault, the hospi­tal direc­tor said, “Now, we have de­cided to en­sure that all those who have OPD tick­ets get a chance to see the doc­tor.”

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