OPDs to be reopened in Capital on SC’s orders

By Hina Kiyani

ISLAMABAD: In the light of the Supreme Court orders, the government on Wednesday decided to resume the normal services at hospitals and open the dispensaries in Islamabad. The OPD (outdoor patients department) and other services at the hospitals, including the Polyclinic, would be opened gradually.
Similarly, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government followed the apex court’s directives about reopening the OPDs at all hospitals due to the problems faced by the people. However, social distancing would be ensured at the health facilities. Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed earlier this week had observed that all the hospitals and clinics should remain functional.
Criticising the decision to shut the hospitals and their OPDs as well as dispensaries in Islamabad for other patients to focus on those infected by coronavirus, the chief justice said nothing had been done practically as only meeting, meeting was being played. ‘Protecting the people’s rights is our responsibility,†he added.