The state government is giving final touches to a mobile application meant to make it easier for people to access government health facilities. Apart from providing online registration at outpatient departments (OPDs) of government hospitals, the app will provide a detailed list of government hospitals for every district for the user to choose from. It will provide a roster of doctors on duty at different time slots on a given day. The app will also provide a list of medicines and pathological and radiological investigation facilities available in a given hospital. The app will also be able to guide patients about availability of nearby hospitals based on the user’s location.
“We are also going to add one additional feature using which patients would be able to avail ambulance services,” said a government source involved in the project. “As soon as one would click this icon, a phone call would go at the ambulance service provider; at the service provider’s end the location of the patient would be known so that the ambulance could reach the right place without any problem.” A similar facility would be regarding experts’ advice, which one uses by dialling the number 104. “This service would be particularly beneficial for those who would be in need of medical advice in odd hours,” said the source.
Asked when the app would be launched, the source said: “In all likelihood this app would be launched by the chief minister. The app development work is in the final stage and as soon as the senior officials get a date from the CM’s office, the app launch date would be announced.” – Telegraph India