Islamabad's Polyclinic resumes evening OPD service after two years.

ISLAMABAD -- After a hiatus of two years, PolyClinic, the second-largest hospital in the federal capital, resumed its evening outpatient department (OPD) services on Saturday, reducing the burden on the emergency department by 70 per cent.

The service was discontinued because of Covid-19 in 2020 due to the increased burden on the medical staff.

Polyclinic was the only hospital that used to provide evening OPD for the last several years but during Covid-19, the service was discontinued due to an increase in patients suffering from coronavirus. Last year, an effort was made to start the evening OPD in the hospital but it could not bear fruit due to the poor management of staff and resources.

However, the newly appointed Executive Director (ED) of Polyclinic Dr IU Baig decided to start the evening OPD again. Dr Baig is the most senior staff member of the hospital and was appointed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as ED on September 29.

Outpatient department will remain open from 2pm till 8pm

Moreover, free mammography for screening of breast cancer of women aged 40 and above has also started at the hospital.

It is pertinent to mention that Polyclinic was established as a pioneer services hospital in 1966 as Central Government Hospital and it had only eight beds for emergency, surgery, medicine, and gynae. The purpose of this hospital was to provide free of cost health care services to the federal government employees. At present, there are over 600 beds dedicated to primary, secondary and tertiary curative care services for federal government employees.

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