Abscond Procedure

Procedure is to be done by Staff Nurse if patient is not found in or around the respective ward or in the hospital premises for a minimum time period of 3 hours.

Written call is sent to the respective unit

Written call to AMO before 3 PM in routine hours or Casualty Officer after 3 PM in emergency

Written call is sent to the security

Entry made by staff in the ward register– as patient absconded on date, about time, with or without hospital clothes and with or without indoor papers

Procedure of re-admission if the patient comes back after the procedure is complete but the indoor paper is not dispatched: The OPD paper is handed over to the patient. The patient is directed to the receiving room for examination and admission in the original unit.