Mangaluru, Aug 16: Priority Private Evening Clinics was inaugurated on Tuesday, August 16, at the Father Muller Medical College Hospital (FMMCH).
There have been many enquiries by people who prefer to come to Father Muller Medical College Hospital after their working hours.
The hassle of commuting and parking in the city, and with the added burden of running around for laboratory or radiological tests, were the main reasons placed by those who enquired. Thus, the management under consideration from a long time decided to start with priority private clinics at the hospital where doctors can see their patients after the hospital OPD hours between 5 pm and 7 pm on weekdays.
“We have begun the evening clinics because of the genuine needs of patients and also to support the doctors who find it convenient to work in the evening clinics. Moreover, the ease of appointment system and fast tracking of registrations would help those who seek priority care a smooth and convenient care,” said Dr Kishan Shetty, Paediatric Surgeon and Deputy Medical Superintendent FMMCH.
The inaugural of the evening clinic began with a prayer and the lighting of the lamp by the Director, FMCI, Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho who was pleased to see the doctors taking initiatives in running the evening clinic.
He prayed that the people who come for their wellness may get benefitted by this clinic and that they find it a convenient place for all their health needs. This initiative taken was as part of the 75th Independence Day to cater to all people to attain health.
Fr Ajith Menezes, Administrator, FMMC felt it was the right time to set up the evening clinics and sought the doctors assistance to make every person who visits the clinic gleeful.
Fr Jeevan Sequeira and Fr Nelson Pais, Assistant Administrators of FMMCH who were instrumental in setting up the clinic conveyed their best wishes to the doctors.
The evening clinics are situated in the first floor of the OPD building in the Medicine and OBG OPDs.
Appointments can be taken with the particular doctor between 9 am and 4 pm on 8277039528 / 0824 2238341. Thus, the doctors would be intimated about the visit. The doctors' schedules are as follows.
The doctors will be examining and treating patients as in their own private clinics and can use the hospital’s 24/7 laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and casualty facilities for the patient’s benefits. More doctors will be added as the clinic grows and more facilities will be added.
The inaugural witnessed the presence of members of the management committee, doctors of the evening clinic and the staff. Dr Nandakishore thanked all those who were gathered and the event was coordinated by Dr Kelvin Pais.