Good news for Chandigarhians residing in the southern sectors — 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, and Mohali. Keeping in mind the inconvenience to residents of these sectors in frequently visiting GMCH 32 and the long queues which add to the rush, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has started a full-fledged outpatient department (OPD) facility at its South Campus in Sector 48.
From December 1, OPDs will be available for four departments—general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics and orthopaedics.
At present, the South Campus of the hospital has indoor admission wards of four departments including psychiatry, dermatology, oncology and radiology, and tuberculosis and respiratory medicine
GMCH-32 OPDs witness a huge rush of patients from Tricity and nearby states. Patients have to stand in queues for hours from early morning for registration .
The highest patient footfall is in the departments of general medicine, surgery, paediatrics and orthopaedics. Therefore, OPDs for these four departments will be open at Sector 48.
OPD timings: 10 am to 12 noon
Registration timing for OPDs (new patients): 9 am to 11.00 am
General medicine OPD: Monday and Thursday
General Surgery OPD: Tuesday and Friday
Pediatrics OPD: Wednesday
Orthopedics OPD: Saturday
Other OPDS: Dermatology, psychiatry, radiotherapy and oncology, tuberculosis and respiratory medicine
Sample collection and X-rays: During OPD hours.