GH taking the digital route
In a move to increase the efficiency of outpatient treatment, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital is setting up a computerised outpatient ticket issue system.
Outpatients at the medical college hospital are presently being issued tickets manually.
The medical college hospital, being a referral hospital in central Tamil Nadu, often sees a rush during outpatient hours, and making regulation challenging. Each department has being asked to computerise issue of tokens and outpatient history, beginning with the eye care, paediatric, and gynaecological departments, A. Karthikeyan, Dean, told The Hindu .Newborn digital update
An LED display board has been installed at the visitor’s entrance to the maternity ward.
The board flashes details of newborns in the ward, including sex of the baby, and names of the parents along with address.
The hospital sees an average of 30 deliveries a day, said a hospital source.
The digital updates would help in sorting out malpractices such as infant kidnapping and queries raised over the sex of the baby. Only one attendant is allowed to see the mother and newborn, soon after the birth. The maternity ward categorised as sensitive area, allows family members only during visiting hours in morning, afternoon, and evening, as a security measure. A month ago, the GH installed surveillance cameras, with six CCTV cameras in the maternity block.