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LAN at Kasturba Hospital

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Kasturba Hospital of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)

has put yet another feather in its cap by inaugurating a LAN system at the

hospital.

The doctors of the Kasturba Hospital, along with the

computer engineers of IFX Department have developed their own hospital

management system software. Various different departments and services of the

hospital are connected with LAN along with the supportive areas like pathology,

radiology and operation theatres etc.

SN Roy, ED, BHEL, Bhopal recently inaugurated the local

area network in the medical computer section.

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Roy said that doctors and hospital staff should collate the

data generated from patients in the hospital and have links with other reputed

hospitals of the country, and even international hospitals, so that they can, as

and when needed, have discussions take and opinions from each other for better

diagnosis. He stressed that with computers in hospital decision-making mode,

both patients and doctors will have quick access to real-time on-line

information. This way, more time will be available to do other important jobs.

The inauguration was followed by a live demonstration of

on-line pathology reports, where blood samples sent by the ICU unit was examined

and their results demonstrated online for doctors and patients to view.

The demonstration was given by Dr Mukesh Arora, (IFX), and

was followed by an on-line demonstration of central registration by Sanjay

Agrawal also of the same (IFX) division.

Dr Sarla Menon of Kasturba Hospital gave a brief

presentation about the computer work done in stand-alone PC mode, with special

reference to the purchase of drugs, medical stores, billing of non-entitled

patients and patients referred to outside hospital centers.

(CNS)

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