Telephone : 23092121 Integrated HQ of MOD (Army)Dte Gen of Med ServicesAdjutant Generals BranchL Block, New Delhi 11B/75346/DGMS-3E/PC 15 Sep 2008HQ Southern Command (Med)HQ Eastern Command (Med)HQ Western Command (Med)HQ Central Command (Med)HQ Northern Command (Med)HQ South Western Command (Med)
GUIDELINES ON STANDARDIZATION OF OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT
1. Further to this Dte Gen letter No B/75346/DGMS-3E/PC dt 30 Apr 2008 and letter NoB/75346/DGMS-3E/PC dt 01 Aug 2008, a presentation on standardization of OPD servicesof Service hosp was held at this Dte Gen and the following guidelines for OPD and CentralMI Room run by fd med units have emerged which are as follows:-2.
(a) The structure of the OPD of service hospitals has been standardized videTable-3A of
Scales of Accn for Armed Forces Hospitals 2003
Scale of accn Defence Services 1983, Table 7 III for MI Room,
the scope of the structure isquite liberal and satisfactory. However, majority of service hospitals are stillaccommodated in old buildings and will have to dovetail the laid-down structurewithin available accn, probably with some addition/alterations.(b)
Essential features of
that need to be incorporated in the OPD structure are as givenbelow:-(i) Separate car-parking with a min space of (3.5m x 3.5m) per car for wideopening of doors.(ii) Ramp at the entrance with a gradient of 1:20 with handrails at a heightof 900 mm above ground.(iii) OPD doors, if present at the entrance must have a min width of 900 mmwith door handles at 800-900 mm above ground and adequate maneuveringspace infront.(iv) Waiting area seats must be 450 mm high with arm rests at 700 mmabove ground.(v) One telephone cubicle of a size of (1.7 m x 1.7 m), with the telephoneat a height of 900 mm and an empty space of 600 mm below the telephone.