Dwarka: Here is some long-awaited good news for the residents of Dwarka. Indira Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Sector 9, a highly anticipated project for the residents of Dwarka, started its Outpatient Department (OPD) from Monday, November 22, on a trial basis.
At present, the hospital is offering OPD services from 6 departments. These include Medicine, Skin, Surgery, Eye, Pediatrics, ENT and Ophthalmology.
CitySpidey took a tour of the hospital to observe the infrastructure and functioning of the hospital. The OPD registration is done on the first floor and OPD wards for surgery are located on the first floor; for skin and eyes, the OPD wards are located on the second floor and the rest are on the third floor. The hospital has 5 floors and many wards are yet to come.
In an interaction with Dr Kamlesh Sani, Deputy Medical Superintendent of the hospital, she told us that the OPD is being started on a trial basis so that if any administrative problem occurs during the period, it can be rectified. The OPD will become fully operational from December 1, 2021. After this, orthopedic department will also become operational.
The registration time in OPD is from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and from December 1, the timing will be from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. After October 31, the registration would start from 8 am.
As far as the staff is concerned, there are 11 medical officers who have been appointed in the hospital. There are 6 specialist doctors, 72 Junior Resident Doctors have also been appointed. 40 to 45 nursing staff have been appointed as per the requirement. Apart from this, 40 senior resident doctors have been appointed. The work of appointment of 113 senior resident doctors has started from Monday.
Dr Saini added that as the facilities for treatment will increase, the rest of the staff will also be appointed in the coming time.
In a word with people on the registration desk, we got to know that 326 OPD registrations have been received till now.
Vidh Prakash, one of the patients says "I visited the OPD ward today, did my registration, and met the doctor. I'm happy that now Dwarka also has its own government hospital."
While the physical infrastructure of the hospitals is almost ready but some of the construction work is still under process. In 2008, former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had laid the foundation stone of the hospital. The construction work, however, started only in 2014.
While the super specialty hospital was originally planned as a 750-bedded hospital, the Aam Aadmi Party government decided to increase its capacity to 1,241 beds, which also contributed to the construction time of the hospital. The hospital has been constructed at a total cost of rupees 850 crores and is spread over 24 acres.