Thiruvananthapuram: Medical college lab test results will now be available on mobile phones.
Health Minister Veena George said that this facility will be made available soon. It is being implemented in Thiruvananthapuram as the first phase. The action is part of the quality improvement initiative being implemented in the medical college.
As part of the project, the hospital’s lab sample collection center and test result center have been integrated. So patients in different blocks of the hospital will have their test results available in their respective blocks. Apart from this, the test results are also available on mobile phones. The minister also clarified that this service is available to patients who have passed phone number verification.
Mobile number verification can be done at the time of OP registration or at the time of billing at the lab. A link will be sent to the mobile as a test message. Click on the link to get the test result. The link will be active for 90 days.
Apart from this, the test results of the HDS, RGCB and ACR labs of the Medical College Hospital are available 24 hours a day from the unified result counter inside the hospital. Efforts are also in progress to make available the test results of the patients in the hospital’s treatment department in their own wards.
These activities are being implemented in the medical college as part of the e-health project of the health department. As a part of e-health, a system to buy OP tickets without standing in queue has been introduced in the medical college. Moreover, the date and token for follow-up treatment can be taken in advance with this system while visiting the doctor.
The Quality Improvement Initiative to improve the service quality of medical colleges was first started in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. The supervisory committee is a team comprising senior doctors from other medical colleges. The main objective was to ensure that those who arrive at the emergency department receive expert examination and treatment without delay.
Many people mentioned the difficulty that the patients’ relatives have to go to the labs in different parts of the medical college. That is why this has also been included in the Quality Improvement Initiative, the minister said.