Honorable Minister Medical Education and Research, Punjab launches NextGen eHospital at Government Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot
On 22nd September, 2023, in a momentous occasion for the healthcare sector, Dr. Balbir Singh, Hon’ble Minister, Medical Education & Research, Punjab inaugurated the NextGen eHospital at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot. During the occasion, S. Gurdit Singh Sekhon, MLA Faridkot, Dr. Rajeev Sood, Vice Chancellor Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Principal GGSMC Hospital, Faridkot and other dignitaries Doctors were present.
During the inauguration, Sh. Vivek Verma, SIO & DDG, NIC Punjab demonstrated the workflow of the software to Dr. Balbir Singh, Hon’ble Minister Medical Education & Research (MER) by generating an OPD Slip, Doctor's Prescription, and Billing receipt at the OPD of GGSMC & Hospital.
Sh. Dharmesh Kumar, Sr. Director (IT) & HoD and Sh. Rajesh Thapa, Joint Director (IT) deliberated on various points with the Hon’ble Minister.
After the inauguration the NextGen eHospital, Dr. Balbir Singh, Hon'ble Minister, Medical Education and Research, addressed the gathering, and emphasized that with its launch, the entire hospital operations, including OPD, IPD, Billing, Lab, Blood Bank, and pharmacy, will be computerized. Moreover, patients will have the convenience of scheduling OPD appointments online from their homes and accessing lab reports remotely.
The Hon’ble Minister appreciated the efforts made by the NIC in implementing the NextGen eHospital at GGSMC Faridkot. He also announced that the NextGen eHospital will be implemented in all Medical Colleges of Punjab shortly and will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Punjab.
Mr. Vivek Verma, SIO & DDG, NIC Punjab, presented a comprehensive overview of the NextGen eHospital project, and spoke about the efforts put in by the team and all the challenges faced by them during its implementation. He also shed light on the critical role played by NIC Punjab in the implementation of NextGen eHospital. He also updated about the current status of the project.
NIC Punjab Team comprising of Sh. Dharmesh Kumar, Sr. Director(IT) & HOD , Sh. Rajesh Thapa, Jt. Director (IT) of NIC Punjab Division-I and S. Gurjinder Singh , DIO Faridkot played a significant role in the implementation of NextGen eHospital at GGSMC & Hospital, Faridkot.
This inauguration would not have been possible without the exceptional support of the NextGen eHospital Team of NIC Hqrs., and for that, NIC Punjab thanked Sh. Sunil Kumar, DDG and HOG; Sh. Ravindra Kumar, Sr. Director (IT)(HOD); Sh. Sandeep Chopra, Sr. Director(IT); and Sh. Ajay Kumar, Assistant Director(IT). Team from NIC Hqrs. demonstrated unwavering dedication, support and expertise throughout this journey. Their relentless commitment and ability to meet tight deadlines were instrumental in achieving the goal within a limited time frame.