Berhampur, Oct 30 (LocalWire) Doctors in government-run hospitals in Ganjam district will no longer use pen and paper to write prescriptions and case history of the patients. They will do so digitally in a Tab as the district administration will soon introduce paperless prescription and Mo Hospital system.
The proposed system, first the first time in the state, is likely to be rolled out by the end of the next month, official sources said here.
“From registration to getting free medicine from Niramaya counter, all will be done through digitally under the proposed initiative of electronic prescription under Mo Hospital system”, said Ganjam collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
The patients will not stand in queue in front of the doctor’s chamber or run from one counter to other to get free medicines under Niramaya, a government scheme.
“We are planning to introduce this system in one of the urban primary health centres in Berhampur before rolling out in other hospitals” said collector.
Chief district medical officer (CDMO), Ganjam, Bijay Kumar Panigrahy said the process has already started and it will take about a month to introduce the system on pilot basis, he said.
According to the proposed system, a patient will get a number after registration of name and address in the counter of the hospital.
The number will automatically display the department and doctor’s chamber. A digital board installed near the doctor’s camber will show the waiting number of the patients and they will have to sit in the waiting room till their number comes, sources said.
After treatment of the patient, the doctor will write the prescription in the Tab in digital pen without using any pen and paper and only tick the medicines for the patients from a list of drugs (Niramaya medicines) available in the Tab.
The patients will get the medicine from Niramaya counter by disclosing his registration or unique number, the sources said.
The Tabs will be provided to the doctors from the funds of Swasta Biksh Samiti in the hospital, collector said.
Patients will not face any problem or run from one counter to other with paper prescription to get medicine.
It will also help the doctors to store the patients’ history of disease in the Tab, said the collector adding the allegation against doctors about the prescribing medicines not available in Niramaya scheme will also be solved.
Moreover, all the medicines available in Niramaya store would bear barcode. ‘It will reflect the quantity of distribution of medicine and real time demand ”, he said. After seeing the success of the proposed system, Kulange said they would go to integrate the system with Nidan, the free pathological test scheme of the government.