Patient registration free in Chandigarh government hospitals (Lead, correcting para 1)

Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) Patients coming to the government health facilities in Chandigarh Union Territory no longer require to pay a registration fee, the Health Department said on Tuesday.

A Health Department spokesperson said Out-Patient Department (OPD) registration will be free in the government multi-specialty hospital, civil hospital in Manimajra, Sector 22 and Sector 45 as well as dispensaries.

“The registration has been made free in order to support the project ‘Cashless City’,” Director of Health Services Rakesh Kashyap said here.

The hospitals and dispensaries are visited by hundreds of patients daily in the Union Territory.

“This step will not only support the project, but also save the time of the patients who now stand in queues for getting the registrations done,” Kashyap said.

–IANS

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