On Monday, Arvind Kejriwal launched an app to help pregnant women in COVID-19. He also started an online OPD system at Shri Dada Dev Matri Avum Shishu Chikitsalaya. It is a hospital in south-west district with 106 beds.
Government of Delhi is trying to increase the bed capacity of the hospital to 281. It is also said to have a Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) by 2021 so that all the hospitals of a city come under the same platform.
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ARVIND KEJRIWAL SAID THAT PATIENTS CAN MAKE APPOINTMENTS AT HOME ALSO
The main motive of the Delhi Government is to make the treatment convenient for patients. The Chief Minister of Delhi said that many pregnant women have to come early and stand in a queue for doctor’s appointments. Then they have to wait for hours outside the doctor’s office. That is why social distancing could not be maintained and the hospital becomes crowded. So, Delhi CM said that people can now make an appointment by staying at home only. They can come to visit the doctor for half an hour before. He hopes that this app will benefit patients not only in the current situation but also afterwards.
Shri Dada Devi Hospital is a Delhi government hospital of mother and child healthcare. Every year, 10,000 deliveries take place in this hospital. The capacity of beds in this hospital will increase from 106 to 281 in some days.
THE AMBITIOUS PROJECT OF ARVIND KEJRIWAL WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN A YEAR
Delhi CM said that it is not right that 2-3 patients are treated on the same bed. The expansion of the hospital will solve this problem in the national capital. The app will help to link all the hospitals of Delhi including mohalla clinics, polyclinics, multi-specialty and super-specialty clinics. This ambitious project will be completed within a year.
ARVIND KEJRIWAL URGED HOSPITALS TO USE SIMILAR APPS FOR NOW
Arvind Kejriwal said that the app has many features. All the features will link with the Hospital Management Information System to improve efficiency. Arvind Kejriwal asked other hospitals to use any other similar apps until HMIS starts functioning.