The state health department is planning to introduce digital information bank at government hospitals and thereby keeping records of all the patients undergoing treatment at various hospitals.
Once the new facility is inaugurated, the doctors and nurses will get to know all the information related to a particular patient with the help of the digital information bank. In government hospitals, the patients and their relatives often fail to produce the prescriptions, clinical records and other related documents as a result of which the doctors face difficulties while attending patients. Under this new scheme, every hospital can access the details of the patients of other hospitals by using the digital information system. It will be immensely fruitful in case of a transfer of a patient.
It was learnt that the new service will be available both at indoor and outdoor departments. The health department has a plan to start the facility at SSKM Hospital and Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on experimental basis initially. After that, all the state government hospitals will get the new service.
The patients or their relatives can collect tickets by giving their mobile number. Once the ticket is generated against the name of a patient, all the information related to him/her will be entered into the hospital data base. The patients will register their names in the hospital data base against their mobile number which will immensely help the hospitals to serve them in a better way. The hospital will also be able to know the progress in treatment of every individual.
In case of transfer of patients, the other hospitals can easily access the detailed information of a patient — from what disease he/she had been suffering from to what type of treatment he/she was undergoing. Patients will no longer need to carry their prescriptions and other necessary details to other hospital in case of a transfer. The doctors will also easily access the history of the patients.