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To facilitate patients, SKIMS to have online payment sysytem


SRINAGAR: To facilitate patients on a priority basis, the authorities at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura has emphasized on installation and implementation of the online payment gateway system at the hospital.

As per the reports, a review meeting was held by the Director SKIMS Prof. Parvaiz A Koul Hospital Information System (HIS) on Monday. During the meeting, Director SKIMS that the facility will make it convenient and easy for patients/attendants to make payment through the online system anytime and anywhere using mobile phones, kiosks.

More importantly, it will de-congest critical hospital service areas, particularly the OPD areas, he added. He also instructed concerned officers to explore the possibility of implementing the PayGo Payment Gateway of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Govt. Of India (A National Payment Platform) as used by AIIMS New Delhi.

He also directed to establish fully developed Electronic Health Records System without delay to facilitate quick transfer of patient information as well as maintaining confidentiality which will prevent duplication of services and give instant access to patient information which would go a long way in helping quality research and settling medico-legal issues, insurance claims and other issues.

Prof. Parvaiz A Koul insisted to make full use of IT System for quick Patient Care delivery, which remains the top priority of SKIMS, he said.



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