The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is going to launch a mobile application through which patients can book appointments and even check their lab reports.
The institute is already running an online facility and tele-service for this but officials said public response is not positive as yet.
“Only 20-25% of total appointments are being done through the online and tele-services system,” said Dr Deepak Aggarwal, chairman of the computerization committee at AIIMS. He said the new app can be downloaded for free.
India’s premier medical institute, which receives nearly 8,000 patients a day, believes the new facility will help reduce hassles in seeking appointments and cut down on corruption.
“All patients visiting AIIMS are given a Unique Health Identification (UHID) number. All they have to do to book an appointment is to fill up the UHID and select option to book appointment or check lab report on the app. Though the existing technology supports appointments only got follow-up cases, we may soon launch services for new patients also,” said Dr Aggarwal