Registration of patients details online by Dec 1: Sidhu
Chandigarh, November 26
To streamline health services in the state, the Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu announced registration of all patients details online by December 1.
Announcing this here after chairing a high level meeting here at Parivar Kalyan Bhawan, Balbir Singh Sidhu asserted that this endeavour would revolutionize the existing state health infrastructure. This would also emcompass billing aspect of patients undergoing treatment across the state, Sidhu added.
Pertinently Minister had earlier directed the department to evolve a unified mechanism to address all concerns of patients regarding delay in treatment due to manual feeding of records. The department had studied PGIMER model and suggested a model which could provide the all details of patients with the single click.
Sidhu further said that it would become past when needy patients suffered a lot to keep their medical records with them for the further treatment and it would also prove helpful to classify common diseases across the state. He said that all Sub Divisional Hospitals would also link with online system in one month and laboratories of health department would become available under it within 3 months.
Reviewing the rising cases of Dengue reported in November, It was discussed in the meeting that role of Dept. of Health starts with testing and treatment of cases however; it is prerogative of Local Govt and Rural Development Department to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in order to prevent dengue.
He also instructed the Civil Surgeons that medical and para-medical staff would display their identity-cards and special budget would also allocated for the uniform. The meeting also discussed the PC&PNDT Act, Mother Child Health Programme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana, TB Control Programme, and Cancer Control Programme.