Pune: The Southern Command Hospital (CHSC), which has started a website for better service delivery to its patients, on Saturday said that it will now extend this facility for the patients of other two major military hospitals in the city, viz Military Hospital Kirkee (Khadki) and Military Hospital Cardio Thoracic Centre (MH CTC). This will help a larger number of patients to avail this benefit.
"We have started the website to facilitate better service delivery to our patients in terms of online appointments with doctors, knowing the availability of the doctors on a given date and get the test results directly without being physically present at the hospital every time. We have decided to extend this facility to MH Khadki and MH CTC, which will help more patients," Commandant, CHSC Maj Gen V Ravishankar told Sakal Times here.
The CHSC website, www.chscpune.org, will include three speciality departments, which are functional at both these hospitals. The departments are Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology and Orthopedics department.
"This service is for serving military personnel, ex-servicemen and their families. Once operational, the patients visiting the departments at MHCTC and MH Khadki can get online appointments to visit the specialists and get treatment done," Head, Department of Dermatology, Col Rajesh Verma said.
Col Verma said that at present 11 departments of CHSC have been listed on this website where appointments can be sought online by the ex-servicemen and personnel serving in the Armed Forces. This work is likely to get completed within a month. CHSC has become the first hospital under the Armed Forces Medical Services in the entire country to have its own website in a civilian domain.
"The website has been developed by city-based IT company Ninad Web Tech and has been funded by Headquarters Southern Command. The recurring cost will be borne by the hospital. There are different departments listed on the website. There are different time slots too. After one time slot gets filled, it gets blocked," Maj Gen Ravishankar said.
According to the Commandant, an SMS will be sent automatically once the appointment is fixed.