BMC to roll out digital payment service in Mumbai hospitals soon

According to reports, BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi has approved the initiative and the project will kick start from BYL Nair hospital

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In an attempt to revamp the functioning of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run  hospitals, the civic body has decided to introduce some major projects. The projects consist of a proper system to maintain the out-patient department ward, along with digitising the hospital system.

BMC's health committee chairman, Amey Ghole, and BMC Commissioner, Praveen Pardeshi recently visited and inspected KEM hospital in Parel to conduct a check on the health facilities and the issues faced by the patients.

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Ghole stated that they will form a team which will carry out administrative work and accordingly, they will come up with solutions to maintain the outpatient department (OPD) in an individual building.

The health committee chairman informed that around 10,000 people visit OPD wards every day for treatment and therefore, they (BMC) are looking for a long term solution of streamlining the wards in one particular building.

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Along the Health Management Information System (HMIS), the civic body is also planning to introduce a pilot to begin a digital card payment mode to reduce long queues at cash counters. According to reports, the BMC chief has approved of the initiative and the project will begin from BYL Nair hospital.

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