Haryana government has said it will computerise 55 public hospitals, 20 district hospitals, and three medical colleges by linking them with State Wide Area Network (SWAN) this year. SWAN is one of the key infrastructure components under the national e-governance plan of the government of India.
Health Minister Anil Vij said patients’ registration slips, medical history, medicines, test reports, and X-ray woulds be made available online post computerisation.
“This will help the patients in getting treatment in any other hospital of the state without carrying documents. Not only this, patients visiting government hospitals would be given one Unique ID number in which his/her Electronic Health Record (EHR) would be kept. This would help the doctor in getting complete medical history of the patient and would give treatment accordingly,” he added.
Meanwhile, Civil Hospital, Panchkula, near Chandigarh, became the first fully computerised hospital in Haryana after the Health Minister inaugurated it. He also inaugurated the Central Sterile Supply Department at the hospital. He visited various departments of the hospital and expressed concern over the shortcomings. He ordered hospital to arrange necessary facilities for patients without delay.
According to PTI, the Minister enquired about the non-functional X-ray machine at the hospital’s Dental department and asked Director General Health Services Dr D P Lochan to submit a report in two days in this regard. Besides this, he issued directions to investigate the building materials of Panchkula hospital constructed by National Buildings Construction Corporation, an official release said in Chandigarh. Vij said the government would provide all facilities in hospitals so that patients are not referred in other hospitals.
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