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Government hospital in Panchkula goes digital

The Government Hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula on Tuesday became the first hospital in Haryana to be fully computerised under the Digital India programme.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 15, 2015 14:12 IST
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The Government Hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula on Tuesday became the first hospital in Haryana to be fully computerised under the Digital India programme.

Haryana health minister Anil Vij inaugurated the project and said that they planned to computerise all 55 government hospitals, 20 district hospitals, and three medical colleges in the state by linking them with a state-wide area network during the current financial year.

Giving details about the system, Vij said that once a hospital became computerised then the registration slips of its patients along with their medical history, test reports, x-rays and the details of the treatment and medicines given to them would be made available online.

“Patients visiting government hospitals would be given one unique ID number in which his/her electronic health record (EHR) would be kept. This would provide doctors an access to the patient’s medical history which would help them to treat the patient effectively,” Vij added.

Vij said that the facilities provided by the government hospitals had improved during the current government’s regime which was evident by the increase in the number of patients in the OPDs of these hospitals.

He said that the government would attempt to provide the best of facilities in government hospitals so that the patients could be provided optimum treatment. The state health minister announced that a trauma centre with all the modern facilities would be set up at the national highway along with one at Agroha.