Even though the Ludhaian municipal corporation has updated the record of birth and death of the past five years; residents will still have to wait to print the certificates sitting at their home, as it will take another two and a half months to the corporation to get the website fully updated with print option therein.
The health wing of the MC has been working on the project of updating the entries of birth and death on the website so that residents can get the certificates easily without visiting the MC office and waiting in queues.
Different hospitals of the city would be soon roped in and provided a login id so that the required data could be updated online by these hospitals. A meeting to address all such issues was also held between the MC health wing and nearly 18 hospitals in Zone D on Saturday.
"A training programme for these hospitals was also held so that they could easily update the record of birth and death, which would be straight away made available to the MC for further update on its website," said Dr Charanjit Uppal, health officer of the MC.
"At present MC has updated more than 2.45 lakh death and birth information (from 2008-12) on its website for the residents," said Dr Uppal.
However, the residents would not be able to take a print out of the certificates, as there is no print option available on the website as of now, said Dr Uppal, adding the option would be made available shortly.
The entire process is expected to be helpful to the residents, as earlier the hospitals used to take 15 days to send the records to the MC.
Dr Vipal Malhotra of the MC health wing said earlier, due to delays in receiving details from hospitals, residents had to take rounds of the MC office. "Now we would get the information instantly from the hospitals, and it would be readily made available to the residents by uploading on the website," said Dr Malhotra.
In the Saturday meeting, various hospitals of the city, including Christian Medical College, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, SPS Apollo Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Charitable Hospital among other took part, where they were given a detailed presentation on the issue.