Jamshedpur, Jan. 19: The appointments of Dr Richa Kumari and Dr Rahul Kumar have come as relief for the dental patients visiting the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College and Hospital (MGMCH).
These two qualified doctors have joined the government-run hospital last week enabling the authorities to resume the dental OPD, which was shut for several months.
The dental department of the hospital was shut for around 10 months in the wake of non-availability of the doctors. Hospital appointed about 17 resident doctors in different departments including dental in the wake of growing demand for the resumption of the dental OPD in December last year.
The new appointment of 17 doctors helped several departments including medicine and surgery departments were four doctors joined, three doctors join anesthesia department. One doctor each joined ENT, dental, skin, eye, orthopedic, and gynecology department, respectively.
MGM Medical College, one of the leading government hospitals of the Kolhan division, always witnesses problems while extending health care with doctors’ strike and other reasons.
“Several dental patients are unaware of the dental OPD at MGM Hospital and on an average 10 patients visit the department the number will increase as the information reaches out to the general public,” said Dr. A N Mishra, principal of MGMCH, adding, ‘The resumption of dental OPD is a good thing as several patients inquire about the facility at the hospital.”
The appointment of the resident doctors was done by the authorities after Medical Council of India (MCI) asked for the appointment of the doctors in different departments during the team’s visit in November 2015.
The college principal informed that the exercise to appoint the senior resident doctors was initiated in accordance with the provisions of the Medical Council of India.
“The 1000 odd patients which visit the hospital daily had to face trouble but the appointment of more doctors will make the work easier and will reduce long queues,” said a senior doctor.