In an endeavour to boost healthcare delivery system in the national capital, the Delhi Government has undertaken a big decision. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed the health official to implement Healthcare Information Management System (HIMS) and e-Health Cards in all hospitals being run by the Delhi Government.
Reportedly, the CM held a meeting on Tuesday and directed health official to ensure implementation of HIMS and e-cards by August 2021.
“It is our duty to ensure that there is no inconvenience to the people of Delhi. This management system should be able to provide all healthcare facilities to the people. Other than that, by 2021, every resident of Delhi visiting a hospital should be issued a card to avail of the benefits of government healthcare services. Post the issuing, we have to ensure that this card is integrated with the HIMS,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying by PTI report.
Chief Minister said that with the implementation of the e-Health card, the healthcare facilities will be extended to all city residents seeking treatment in Delhi government hospitals.
Under HIMS, a web portal and a mobile app will be launched to store a database of the health information of the residents of Delhi, the chief minister was quoted as saying in the statement.
The e-health will be a QR code-based card to identify and track demographic and basic clinical details of a patient. Through the card, residents of Delhi will be mapped for all eligible schemes and programmes, and the card will also be integrated with the HMIS for smooth information exchange.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was quoted as saying by the report, “To ensure an effective reach of healthcare facilities to the people, we will also link call centre facilities to the app launched under the HIMS. This will resolve the issues of people effectively.” “This system will also ensure the availability of a doctor for the people 24×7,” he said.