'Govt hospitals will have e-hospital management system'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik signs a register as he takes oath as an MLA at Odisha Legislative Assembly, in Bhubaneswar. (PTI File Photo)

Odisha Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das Monday said all government-run hospitals in the state will have an e-hospital management system which will help both patients and officials.

He said all the 384 CHCs (community health centres), 1318 PHCs (primary health centres), seven medical colleges and 32 district headquarters hospitals will have the Odisha e- Hospital Management Information System (OeHMIS) facility within two years

The OeHMIS facility which will help both the patients and the officials, Das said after reviewing the progress in implementation of the Rs 1,416 lakh OeHMIS programme.

The programme was earlier launched in SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar on a pilot basis.

Das said one can easily find diagnostic reports, prescription details and doctor's advice at the click of a mouse.

"The patient's health data will be stored like in AIIMS and big hospitals in other states. It will help in making better our healthcare services," the minister said.

Maintaining the clinical case history of all the patients can be done through the new programme as a patient can easily know about the history of his/her diseases.

The minister also issued a time limit to both the ongoing and future constructions projects for completion. "We have to go very fast," the minister said adding that he will hold a timely review of all the matters.

Das also said that the department will soon prepare a new Health Policy Vision 2025 in which all the government-run hospitals will have e-hospital management and Odisha will become a doctor surplus state in the next two years.

Replying a question, the minister said: " Doctors are respectable persons. In our new health policy, we will be introducing new incentives so that doctors from the state will not be interested to go outside Odisha."

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