Manipal, July 20: As a precautionary measure to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kasturba Hospital-Manipal will suspend the outpatient department (OPD) from July 21 to 26.
“The OPD Services will resume from July 27. This is mainly due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Udupi District. We have also noticed that many of our healthcare workers being affected in the last few days. The closure of OPD will help us to sanitize the entire Hospital. We are also in the process of creating 200 beds for COVID patients at Kasturba Hospital- Manipal,” Medical Superintendent stated in a press statement.
However, to continue to provide consultation service and follow-up support to patients, Management has introduced Video Consultation Services.
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Under this service, people can contact their doctors by sitting in their homes. The doctors will give teleconsultation or video call consultation and medical advice through the phone.
People can contact the specialist doctors of all the departments from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am to 4.00 pm by calling 080 47192235. Trauma and Emergency services will be functional as usual 24X7.