To offer patients “more focused treatment”, state-run Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Bariatu will launch a specialty clinic in New Year.
Beginning January 1, the clinic will be held every day — barring Sunday — at the hospital OPD. The hours will be different than OPD though. Normal OPD hours are 9am to 5pm, with an hour-long lunch break from 1pm. The specialty clinic will be hosted for two hours from 3pm.
RIMS superintendent Dr Vivek Kashyap, who sharing department-wise schedule of doctors for the specialty clinic at a news meet on Friday, the decision was taken to divide burden.
“At present, both normal and complicated cases are attended to by the same group of doctors at the same place. The system was not favourable for those who needed specialised care as well as for doctors. Hence, the specialty clinic ,” Dr Kashyap said.
For starters, the specialty clinic will cover 10 departments and later other departments would be included. The selected departments are medicine, paediatrics, surgery, paediatric surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics, eye, ENT, neurosurgery and urology.
RIMS director Dr D.K. Singh said introduction of the new system would pave the way for beginning super specialty care in all departments of the hospital.
“Right now, we have super specialty facility only in the cardiac department. With the new clinic, we will be on course to introduce extra special care in many more departments. Doctors will also be able to attend cases of their interest and thereby, excel in their field in the long run,” Singh added.