Govt nod to single database of patients’ medical records
The state cabinet approved a proposal to set up a centralized information system for the state’s medical colleges, hospitals and health centres.
During a meeting at Project Building, the government okayed the proposal to set up a National Informatics Centre (NIC) to develop a centralized data base for online registration, referral of patients and maintenance of t he inventory for drugs and equipment.
Addressing the media after the meeting, Surendra Singh Meena, secretary of the cabinet coordination department, said, “The data base will help maintain the stock of medicine and equipment. Patients who will be referred from health centres can easily show their medical history. Real time monitoring of nurses and hospital staff will also be possible.”
In another decision, the cabinet approved a proposal to amend the Jharkhand Industrial Area Development Authority (JIADA) regulations. The amendment is expected to make it easier for IT and IT enabled services, private hospitals and other service sectors to attain land on lease in industrial areas at half the existing market value.
The previous regulations mandated manufacturing units to get land on lease at 50% rate across the industrial areas. The cabinet also gave its nod to appoint Jharkhand Industrial Development Corporation (JIDCO), the inspection agency for single window system of industries department.
In separate approvals, the government approved the creation of 434 teaching and non-teaching posts in seven agricultural colleges under the Birsa Agricultural University.
The government approved the inclusion of a private energy company into a consortium that was formed to explore coal bed methane in Jharkhand. The consortium consisted of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and ONGC.
The cabinet also approved a proposal to put issues related to sports on the concurrent list from the state list.