Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed officials to work on developing a hospital management system of global standards.
A tweet by Kejriwal mentioned that, “Directed Health Dept. today to develop most modern hospital management information system of international standards to integrate all Delhi government hospitals, Mohalla clinics and polyclinics.”
Doctors from Maharashtra have welcomed this move by Delhi government and said it will benefit government hospitals in Maharashtra, if the same is implemented here.
“This will remove crowds and dramatically improve public experience at Delhi govt hospitals,” the tweet further read.
Directed Health dept today to develop most modern Hospital Management Information System of international standards to integrate all Del govt hospitals, Moh clinics n polyclinics. This will remove crowds n dramatically improve public experience at Del govt hospis
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 17, 2018
Dr Prakash Marathe, President of Pune Indian Medical Association (IMA) said, “The patient load in developed countries is relatively low when compared to developing countries. So, we cannot blindly follow the hospital management system of developed countries. But there are some systems which should be implemented here. The government hospitals in Maharashtra have also improved on the OPD timings. Also, a patient gets to see specialists upon their first visit at government hospitals.”
Hospital Management Systems of International Standard includes efficient and accurate administration of finance, improved monitoring of drug usage, and study of effectiveness and use of modern technology.