Government may allow patients to guage pulse of hospitals

Published: 31st August 2016 04:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 04:14 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUPATI: On the second day of the ongoing three-day national summit on ‘Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Healthcare Systems in India’ her on Tuesday, the Central government proposed new guidelines and initiatives to ensure better and affordable medical care.

A proposal to enable a patient to rate their experience in public hospitals by providing feedback through multiple channels is in the pipeline.

To strengthen the government medical colleges and district hospitals, it has been decided to implement IT-based system for registration of patients, which will be integrated with a national application.

The government is contemplating making it mandatory for private doctors to volunteer for free service camps for at least 12 days in a year, under Pradhan Manthri Surakshith Matruthva Abhiyan.

It has also been proposed to rationalise the use of ultrasonography and promote uniform availability of these services in the country.

The summit also discussed the operational framework for managing patients who are suspected to be having any of the common cancers such as oral, cervix and breast cancer. It released a concept note to help states in setting up call centres on outsourced model to provide services such as medical tele-consultation, grievance redressal and health education.

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