All Delhi government hospitals to go digital

August 7th, 2008 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Scores of Delhi government hospitals still handling piles of papers and hard copy of medical records shall soon be able to do without it - they are set to go digital. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Thursday that besides reducing paper work, the effort would help admission of patients in hospitals.

“All government hospitals will soon be online so that availability of beds could be known to facilitate admission of patients. This would also help in providing better health facilities to the citizens of Delhi,” Dikshit said.

Dikshit said that “Delhi is the health capital of the country and people from all the other states and even abroad come here for expert advice and treatment.”

She was speaking at a function to felicitate doctors and paramedical staffs. She appreciated the “dedicated, committed and professional efforts of doctors” and said “the government doctors are equally capable as private doctors”.

The chief minister gave the State Award to at least 69 doctors and paramedical staff.

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