OPD services resumed in Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara

Pokhara : In a major relief to the patients facing difficulties in routine check up, the out patient department (OPD) services in the biggest government hospital of Gandaki state, Western Regional Hospital resumed today.

Due to fear of COVID-19, the OPD service was halted since March 24. According to deputy professor, Dr. Arjun Acharya, the hospital has been re-opened after implementing safety measures.

He has urged patient to come alone as far as possible or with only one relative. He further said-“Wearing mask is compulsory in the hospital premises.”
On a daily basis the hospital used to serve 1,000 OPD patients and treat about 200 patients with emergency case.

It is to be noted that government has declared the hospital as dedicated hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Earlier central government had sent budget of RS 6 crores to the hospital to buy equipment to treat COVID-19 patients. It has 10 beds of isolation department for the treatment.