In order to streamline queues, an online system is going to be set up for government, district and speciality hospitals in Bengaluru.
Story so far: The Health Minister, Dr K Sudharkar, after inspecting facilities at the Jayanagar General Hospital (JGH), said that appointments could be made online and confirmation of the same will be received via SMS to the patient’s mobile numbers. This system will prevent unnecessary chaos and reduce waiting times at government hospitals.
- While Victoria and Bowring hospitals will also adopt this system, the health minister stated that special attention would be given to JGH, KC General, Ghosha Hospital and other government facilities.
- Implementing this system will ensure that patients do not need to rely on private hospitals for quality care.
JGH upgrade: Additionally, the health minister aims to improve the standard of healthcare at JGH by refurbishing the building and repairing its ceiling for ₹5 crores. Authorities at the hospital were instructed to ensure cleanliness to meet the national standards. The finance department received a proposal to appoint more permanent support staff at the hospital.