Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has extended the facility of online registration to five more departments.
These include dermatology, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, drug de-addiction and treatment centre and oral health sciences centre. The software has been developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
Besides, Dr Yogesh Chawla, director, PGIMER, inaugurated a first information kiosk at the Nehru Hospital on Wednesday.
The information kiosk will be a one-stop point for patients and public for information related to OPD schedules, labs, tests, consultants, hospital charges, holidays, helpline numbers, etc.
For providing live patient data to the patient’s attendants, PGIMER has also started ‘Patient Enquiry Module’ which is available at all enquiry counters of PGIMER. “Patient Enquiry Module” will facilitate the patient’s attendants with patient’s present admission status in a ward and other patient-related information. Online Registration has been going on in the Advanced Eye Centre (AEC) for the past month on a trial basis and has attracted a good response from the patients. This user friendly system is available on the institute website (http://pgimer.edu.in) for the first-time visitors to PGIMER.
Patients can register themselves for a visit to the specified departments on a chosen date in the next one week.
After filling in a small amount of information, a pre-registration number is sent to their registered mobile number and e-mail id. By presenting this number at the special registration counter in the above departments on the chosen day, an OPD card with a unique and permanent patient CR number will be generated within a minute.
This permanent CR number will be used by the patient for all subsequent visits to the hospital irrespective of the department/OPD. If the patient does not come to the OPD on the chosen day, they will have to re-register on the web.
The PGIMER said 10 more advanced information kiosks would be installed in other buildings with increased and better facilities.
Patients would be able to register for OPDs on these kiosks. In addition, viewing and printing of laboratory reports from these kiosks by the patients themselves will also be possible.