Launching of E-Hospital Service in India
The e-hospital service has been launched on 1st July, 2015 with the following objectives:-
1) To avail OPD appointment services,
2) To integrate payment gateway for online payments, and
3) To facilitate patients in viewing their lab reports and check blood availability status in hospitals.
Presently, this service have been made available in various Hospitals which include All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi; Sports Injury Centre, New Delhi; National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru, etc. Online registration service has also been started in Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals from November, 2015.
However, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is establishing National Medical College Network (NMCN) wherein 41 Government medical colleges are being networked in the first phase riding over National Knowledge Network (NKN) with the purpose of e-Education and e-Healthcare delivery.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.