BACGH adopts computerisation to preserve patients’ records

Neha Basudkar
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

It had only 2 computers and the patients’ records were maintained manually

Pune: Khadki’s only government hospital, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Cantonment General Hospital (BACGH), was recently upgraded to bring more efficiency and transparency in the system. Started in 1989, the hospital had only two computers in its laboratory while the patients’ history and records were maintained manually.

Similarly, the lights of the operation theatre have also been changed and a new C-arm machine for high-resolution X-ray has been installed.

Eight computers in four departments, including one computer each in Inpatient Departments (IPD), billing department, X-Ray department and five computers in Out Patient Department (OPD), have been installed.

Dr Ranjeet Bhonsle, the resident medical officer, said, “It was the need of the hour, as there have been several times that the doctors, nurses or staff members had to search manually for patients records. We faced difficulties during the search for records of patients at times of accidental emergencies.”

Amol Jagtap, Chief Executive Officer of KCB, said, “A month ago, the computers were installed and the staff are getting used to it. The system is yet to be updated properly. The cost of the whole project was Rs 3 lakh and it was funded by the General Financial Rules of Defence Ministry. In the next phase, a few more computers will be installed in departments like the nursing staff, operation theatre, dialysis department and some other departments of the hospital. The Board has also approved a tender of Rs 19 lakh for two new medical types of equipment including the C-Arm machine and Operation Theater (OT) lights.”

Bhonsle said, “The C-Arm machine provides high-resolution X-ray images in real time, thus providing for more precise diagnosis and treatment. And the OT lights were not changed since the inception of the hospital.

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