Out Patient Department OPD
In the Out Patient Department, everyear more than 20000 new patients are registered and categorized according to their paying capacity. Out of this number, almost 70 percent are treated free of cost and the rest are treated at highly concessional rates. The facilities in this department are dedicated to providing compassionate and high-quality medical care and diagnosis to approximately 300 patients in need of orthopedic treatment daily. The services include emergency or observation services, or out patient clinic services, including same-day surgery, X-rays, and other radiology services.
ASSESSMENT SECTION (SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITION)
After registration, all patients come to this section for an assessment of their socio-economic status so as to ascertain their paying capability. Patients have categorized into one of five categories A-E where E category patients are treated free of cost. E category patients constituted 17o/ of the total number of patients this year. At times, it becomes necessary to visit the homes of patients to determine their socio-economic status.
The OPD sub-committee unanimously approve the medicines at subsidized rates and provide it to deserving patients. In any case, a minimum of 200/ of the total price/cost of medicines will be borne by the patients.
COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE
The Social Welfare Officers also provide moral and psychological guidance to patients to help them with their issues. Those who are able-bodied are encouraged to find a job to support their families whilst others are helped to start a small business by referring them to the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre at PSRD.
Every year, different renowned universities such as LUMS, LSE, UET, University of Punjab and schools such as BSS, LACAS, LGS sends its students from the Social Work Department to PSRD for fieldwork training.
Patients coming to OPD are thoroughly examined by our competent doctors and treated accordingly. Those that require referral are sent to the respective departments.