Jammu & Kashmir

SKIMS to install online payment system for patients amid rise in COVID cases

A file photo of SKIMS Srinagar.

Srinagar: Director SKIMS Professor Parvaiz A Koul on Tuesday emphasized on installation and implementation of the Online Payment Gateway System at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on priority to facilitate patients.

He said the facility will make it convenient and easy for patients/attendants to make payment through the online system any time and anywhere using mobile phones, kiosks.

More importantly, it will decongest critical hospital service areas particularly the OPD area, he added.

He also instructed concerned officers to explore the possibility of implementing PayGo Payment Gateway of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of India.

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.

Koul insisted to make full use of IT System for quick Patient Care delivery which remains the top priority of SKIMS.


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