Government hospitals in Dindigul district to be computerised soon

The Government headquarter hospital and other government hospitals in the district will be fully computerised soon. All activities ranging from issuance of out patient slip to investigation done by doctors, distribution of medicine and administering injection will be listed in the computer.

Registration, stores, pharmacy, wards, lab, doctors' out patient (OP) processes will be fully computerised.

Case history of every patient will also be stored in the system. Doctors on duty will get all information about the patient at any time from any place within the hospital campus.

The computer in the office of the Joint Director of Health Services will be hooked to the computers in all government hospitals in the district through local area network system. The Joint Director alone can view all data of government hospitals in the district from his office.

When contacted here on Wednesday, Joint Director of Health Services T. Jayabal said that this would help doctors maintain records perfectly and serve patients quickly.

Real time data will be available for 24 hours in all these hospitals.

Moreover, any doctor can treat a patient with the case history readily available in the computer. Stock of medicines and blood can be monitored and all necessary data collected within no time.

More facilities

The State government had included Government Headquarter hospital under Kalaignar Insurance Scheme for Life Saving Treatment. The hospital will soon offer sophisticated treatment to patients who have registered their names under this scheme. Already, the GH had fully-equipped operation theatres and newly constructed wards. An air-conditioned in-patient ward with all necessary infrastructure will be established after consultation with the government for convenience of patients.

Dialysis machines

Moreover, government hospitals in Palani, Dindigul and Oddanchatram will soon get dialysis equipment to treat patients having renal disorders. MLAs in Oddanchatram and Dindigul had agreed to allocate funds from their constituency development fund for purchase of the equipment.

On installation of such equipment, doctors in these hospitals need not refer renal patients to Madurai Government Rajaji Hospital for advanced treatment.

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