Press Esc to close
Tuesday 31 May 2016
News updated at 2:27 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 19.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Appointments go online at Nimhans

Bangalore, Feb 14, 2014, DHNS:

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) has introduced an online appointment facility for screening out-patients. 

 Speaking at the Institute Day celebrations in the City on Friday, Prof Satish Chandra, director, Nimhans, said the service had been introduced in an attempt to make securing appointments hassle free.

To book an appointment, patients are required to provide essential details such as mobile phone number, after which a docket number will be sent to them via SMS, containing information on the date and time of appointment. 50 such slots will be open on an everyday basis. 

Chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Nandan Nilekani, who spoke on the occasion, opined that Aadhaar cards could be used in the healthcare system of the next generation. 

“Health records have a lot of data-oriented information and Aadhaar cards can be used by individuals to maintain health records,” he said.

‘Privacy ensured’

Nielakani further said that the security and privacy of the individual will be ensured with the Aadhaar card. 

“Modern technology has been used to build systems with a gigantic data base. So, I strongly believe we should look at how to build this health system,” he said. Nilekani pointed out that as many as one million Aadhaar cards are being used on a daily basis.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh addresses a Youth Congress rally in Mandi ...

HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh addresses a Youth Congress rally in Mandi ...

Stranded passengers facing a harrowing time due to 'rail roko' protest by the activists of Hills ...

Stranded passengers facing a harrowing time due to 'rail roko' protest by the activists of Hills ...

Farmers holding a rally against the BJP government on the issue of farmers suicide in Thane ...

Farmers holding a rally against the BJP government on the issue of farmers suicide in Thane ...

People from Biafra State (Nigeria) holding a protest for the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu ...

People from Biafra State (Nigeria) holding a protest for the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu ...

A man along with kid displays no-smoking messages on their faces on the eve of 'World No Tobacco Day

A man along with kid displays no-smoking messages on their faces on the eve of 'World No Tobacco Day

Activists of Hills and Tribe Protection Forum block the railway tracks of Diphu railway station ....

Activists of Hills and Tribe Protection Forum block the railway tracks of Diphu railway station ....

Police spray water cannon to disperse BJP members during a protest against congress president Sonia

Police spray water cannon to disperse BJP members during a protest against congress president Sonia

Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrates with VIVO 2016 IPL champiionship Trophy after winning the...

Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrates with VIVO 2016 IPL champiionship Trophy after winning the...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Ben Cutting (C) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle during the IPL 2016...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Ben Cutting (C) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle during the IPL 2016...

Royal Challengers Bengaluru player Chris Gayle raises his bat towards crowd against Sunrisers...

Royal Challengers Bengaluru player Chris Gayle raises his bat towards crowd against Sunrisers...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523