Chandigarh: No registration fee for PGI OPDs

Patients getting appointment through tele-consultation can directly go to doctors

Chandigarh: No registration fee for PGI OPDs

Amid a spike in daily Covid cases, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has decided to waive registration charges for patients visiting outpatient departments (OPDs) of the institute. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 22

Amid a spike in daily Covid cases, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has decided to waive registration charges for patients visiting outpatient departments (OPDs) of the institute.

The institute had suspended walk-in OPDs from January 10. The Medical Superintendent, Dr Vipin Kaushal, said, “This is done for the time being till the walk-in OPDs remain suspended. Patients who come from tele-consultation already have their appointments and taking registration fee from them created hurdles. This way, patients can directly go to the doctor and get their check-up done.”

Patients are utilising tele-consultation and they visit the institute with prior appointments if physical evaluation at OPDs is required. The decision to suspend walk-in OPDs was taken to prevent exposure of co-morbid patients to the infection. —

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