Govt hospitals’ OPD registration to go online
UT HOME SECRETARY ANURAG AGARWAL ASKS HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CHALK OUT A PLAN FOR THE PROJECT AT GMSH- 16 AND GMCH-32
CHANDIGARH: To reduce the waiting time for the patients at government hospitals across the city, the UT administration has decided to introduce online registration for Out Patient Department (OPD) patients.
UT home secretary Anurag Agarwal has asked health department functionaries to chalk out a plan which will enable the online registration at Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.
The home secretary said, “We will like to implement the online registration within two months. This will help reducing the waiting time of city residents and patients wanting to get themselves checked from a doctor. If a patient does not wish to stand in the queue can register online and need not wait for hours.”
The administration has also decided that they will introduce an online grievances system, where patients and residents can give their feedback about the hospital. Acting on the responses, policy changes could be initiated at the hospital.
Last week, during a visit to the GMSH-16, the home secretary had found that some essential medicines, required to be available 24 hours were not stocked.
He said, “There are some essential medicines which need to be available 24 hours, but some of them were not there at the hospital. I have asked the health authorities to procure the medicines at the earliest and ensure these are always in stock.”