Soon,PGI web portal to give appointments online

Long queues outside registration counters prior to its opening is common at PGI.

Written by TANBIR DHALIWAL | Chandigarh | Published: December 11, 2013 3:48 am

PGI’s web portal team is working on aspects like making registration an online process,providing lab reports online,making web portal a teaching tool for medical students and many others.

Long queues outside registration counters prior to its opening is common at PGI. The registration counters open at 8 am and registration continues till 11 am. Patients from far off places reach the hospital as early as 6 am to ensure they get examined first.

Looking at the inconvenience caused to patients,the web portal department talked about making registration an online process. “We are working on a system similar to railway reservation system where a person sitting at home can register by filling the required details and get a CNR number along with appointment number. The fees for the card can also be paid online,” said Dr Meenu Singh who heads PGI’s web portal team.

“The online registration will help reduce the rush at registration counters. Our team is working on all aspects of online registration. We are hopeful that by June next year the facility will be launched,” she said. The doctor said the team was working on issues like providing lab reports on web portal and educating people about diseases in Hindi and English.

Our second focus is on making the web portal a good teaching tool for patients and students. “The editorial team is working towards providing online information about various diseases,” she added.

When asked about the GMCH-32’s initiative,where the hospital has uploaded the price list of all medicines being sold by chemists in the hospital,Dr Singh said,“It is a great idea to check inflation and bring transparency. We will also put across the idea to provide online the price list of all medicines.”

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