Tamil Nadu starts e-databasing of hospital records

The spanking new building of this small town government hospital of Tamil Nadu is funded by the World Bank. Though architecturally mundane, it is this building that showcased the progress of electronic databasing of hospital records in the country, the first such venture in the country.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is implementing the Tamil Nadu government’s uniform health information system project. The project is funded as part of the World Banks Tamil Nadu Health Systems project (TNHSP). The Bank has advanced $228.53 million. The loan repayment starts in 2015.
The project entails linking up all the 272 hospitals, 1,600 primary care hospitals and 40 tertiary care centres. The networking of all the hospitals is now expected to be completed by June this year. Already 220 hospitals have been networked, TCS officials working on the site said. The officials said the remaining would be completed by June this year.



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