Himachal plans data centre for hospital

Himachal plans data centre for hospital

The Himachal Pradesh government plans to link all major hospitals with a central data centre with the help of a new IT system.

Public health services will be strengthened through a new health management information system, said state health and family welfare minister Rajeev Bindal at a seminar on Monday.

The system will provide medical records of patients and the data will be used for research. Patients will be given identification numbers that will help them in getting treatment at any government hospital in the state, said Bindal.

“The online facility will be extended to 20 hospitals in six districts by March 31.By next year, all hospitals in the state will be connected with a data centre,” he said.
HP, IRCTC to open eateries

Himachal Pradesh on Monday entered into an agreement with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd to open four restaurants in the state. A memorandum of understanding was signed by state tourism department director Arun Kumar and chief regional manager of railways Sohan Singh.

The restaurants in Shimla, Solan, Nahan and Suketi will open on March 1. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation will provide catering service at the restaurants, where railway ticket booking counters will also be opened, Kumar said.

The department has submitted a proposal of Rs 8 crore to the Union tourism ministry, under which 32 roadside amenities will be developed in the state and national highways.

The economy of Himachal Pradesh majorly depends on tourism, besides hydropower and horticulture. This initiative will help bring in revenue, he said.

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