Blood Banks to go online in Rajasthan !

Despite the increase in the number of donors, blood remains in short supply during emergencies, mainly attributed to the lack of information and accessibility. To overcome this situation Government of Rajasthan(GOR) has taken an initiative of using electronic means for better information so as to meet the challenges by effectively connecting the blood donors with the blood recipient.

Soon, all the Blood banks in the state would be connected online. In initial stage of the project, total of 44 government blood banks would be linked to each other on a common online network. The networking of blood banks will allow a person to check availability of blood online during emergency.

First, all the government’s 44 blood banks would be linked to each other online. Then, rest of the blood banks including four belonging to the centre and 39 private blood banks would be connected online on public private partnership (PPP). In Rajasthan a total of 87 blood banks are operational and catering to the needy in emergency situation.

Very soon the project will be launched in the state.The new initiative taken by the medical, health and family welfare department would save precious time as well.


All medicine outlets to be computerized to ensure faster distribution of drugs!

Mukhyamantri Nishulk Dava Yojna (MNDY) 
has been started across the state since 02nd Oct., 2011 in order to distribute most commonly used drugs free of cost to all patients visiting Govt. Hospital. To run the scheme an advanced inventory management has been developed by the name of e-Aushadhi. Patients profile/ information can also be captured through e-Aushadhi application. With few changes in the system voucher/ bills can also be issued to the patients.

As of now, the inventory management of drugs viz. inward & outward, even at the major sub store like Medical College Hospital, District Hospitals, and Sub Distt. Hospitals, Satellite Hospitals, and also at CHCs, PHCs etc. are being carried out manually. At present, each medical hospital submit indent in off line mode at respective DDW located in each district to procure drugs for their sub stores. These are further made available at DDC for onward dispensing to the patients. Only at SMS Hospital, Jaipur this process is totally computerized for IPD DDC counters.

Therefore, in order to manage drug inventory through e-Aushadhi software (one of the modules of Arogya Online Project) at Medical College Hospitals, Distt. Hospitals, Sub District Hospitals, Satellite Hospitals, CHC, PHCs & urban Dispensaries computerization are proposed.

All the Drug Distribution Centers will be computerized by 31st Aug., 2012 for the transparent and effective distribution of drugs!! The new module in e-Aushadhi Application (Computerization of District Drug Counters) is being developed for generating computerized ‘Drug delivery Sheet ‘ while issuing drugs to patients in which the cost of medicine issued to each patients would be recorded. The bill will also mention that these medicines are being distributed free of cost to the patients. Rs 38-cr has already been sanctioned for the successful implementation of the scheme.

News Coverage in DNA on 5/8/12

Replication of ‘Arogya Online’ project at J.L.N. Medical College, Ajmer and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner

Government of Rajasthan has taken the initiative to automate the Hospitals in the state to improve the patient care. eHealth or ‘Arogya Online’ is the electronic management of health information to deliver safer, more efficient, better quality healthcare to the citizens of the state. This landmark initiative is facilitating the transition of paper-based clinical record keeping to electronic means for better information exchange.

The MoUs for replication of ‘Arogya Online’ project at J.L.N. Medical College, Ajmer and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner were signed on July 27, 2012 in the presence of Sh. Mukesh Sharma, Principal Secretary, Medical Education Department, Sh. Shreemat Pandey, Principal Secretary, IT & C Department and Sh. Sanjay Malhotra, Secretary and Commissioner, IT & C Department.

This five year project is divided into four phases in which J.L.N Medical College, Ajmer and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and its associated hospitals are covered. A budget of Rs. 895.14 Lacs and Rs. 767.22 Lacs have been sanctioned to provide IT-based administrative and medical services.

The customization and implementation of the system at Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur has been successfully completed. The software for the system has been customized for SMSH, Jaipur over the past two years. The integrated solution manages Hospitals Central Lab, OPD, IPD, OT’s, Drug Store and Blood Bank as well as the treatment modalities offered by more than 44 clinical & non-clinical departments, 70+ wards with 2500+ beds. The system also manages an avg. of 5500-6000 no. of OPD patients on daily basis and approx. 12000 daily investigations with errorless reporting mechanism. The patients and their relatives are getting substantial  benefits as waiting time has been considerably reduced, facility of OPD, admission, investigation billing, sample collection, free medicine distribution through DDCs, providing investigation reports of all patients on internet and much more.

Arogya Online’ is to be customized and replicated across all Medical Colleges & Attached Hospitals as per announcement made by Hon’ble Chief Minister in his Budget Speech 2009-10 (point no. 170)

Tripartite MOUs for four Medical Colleges at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur & Kota have already been signed.

In the meeting, Sh. Shreemat Pandey shared that ‘Arogya Online’ would provide the highest level of flexibility and operational efficiency for a hospital. For extending the benefits of the project to citizens doorstep efforts are being made to connect ‘Arogya Online’ with CSC’s which would also result in unnecessary crowd in the hospital premises. He further added that the system performs complex tasks like investigation billing, ward management, blood bank automation with bio-metric identification for blood donors, pharmacy & drug management and various other related activities which would ultimately help the patients to take tension free treatment in the hospitals.

Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Director (Technical), RISL and Sh. Tapan Kumar, ACP (Dy. Director), IT&C presented the latest status of the project along with its important features that have benefited patients at various levels.

In the end, Sh. Shreemat Pandey presented Rajasthan e-Gov Champion 2010 Award to Dr. G.N. Saxena, Prof. and Nodal Officer, SMS Hospital, Jaipur for successful implementation of the project at SMS Hospital, Jaipur.