Separate OPD at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital for people of Majuli island
A separate Out Patient Department (OPD) for the convenience of the people of Majuli island has started functioning at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) from today, a hospital official said.
As the people of Majuli have to travel a long distance to reach the hospital for advanced medical treatment, the OPD has been made operational for their convenience, JMCH's Public Relations Officer Nilutpol Bhattacharyya told reporters here.
"Following this, a ticket will be issued on payment of Rs 10 for registration so that they can go directly for check-ups and laboratory tests on a priority basis," Bhattacharyya said.
The counter will help the Majuli residents as they need not waste time waiting for treatment and tests in the hospital. Most areas of the island district remain submerged for over six months in a year, adversely affecting the availability of transport facilities, Bhattacharyya added.
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