Echan­nelling part­ners ICTA to pro­vide doc­tor chan­nel­ing for gov­ern­ment hospi­tal pa­tients

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - HEALTHCARE -

Chan­nelling PLC, the largest doc­tor chan­nel­ing net­work in Sri Lanka, along with Mo­bi­tel, and the In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) have em­barked on a na­tional en­deav­our - ‘echan­nelling for Gov­ern­ment Hos­pi­tals’ - as a ser­vice provider for OPD time reser­va­tion at gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals.

This project is car­ried out un­der the guid­ance of the Min­istry of Health, Min­istry of Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion and Dig­i­tal In­fra­struc­ture and For­eign Em­ploy­ment, and ICTA to build a health­ier na­tion by up­grad­ing the ex­ist­ing health­care sys­tem in Sri Lanka and en­hanc­ing its po­si­tion in global rank­ings. This his­toric part­ner­ship will vastly fa­cil­i­tate smooth ac­cess to medical care for gov­ern­ment hospi­tal pa­tients. echan­nelling be­lieves this ser­vice will en­hance con­ve­nience for gov­ern­ment hospi­tal pa­tients and save time and en­ergy spent wait­ing in queues.

Pa­tients can make OPD time reser­va­tions via ‘0715 225 225’ from any net­work with­out wait­ing in queues for OPD treat­ment in gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals, thanks to echan­nelling’s dig­i­tal plat­form. The ser­vice is of­fered free-of-charge. The time reser­va­tion fa­cil­ity has been ex­tended to the in­ter­net (www.echan­ and smart­phones (echan­nelling App), boast­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy for fur­ther con­ve­nience of users.

This ser­vice of­fers greater con­ve­nience for hos­pi­tals as they are able to en­able mod­ern health­care fa­cil­i­ties through tech­nol­ogy to the gen­eral pub­lic free-of-charge. This would also help hos­pi­tals to bet­ter utilise phys­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture and hu­man re­sources more ef­fec­tively and ef­fi­ciently. This ser­vice also greatly ben­e­fits pa­tients as it saves them time other­wise spent wait­ing at the OPD for hours, and keeps the hospi­tal in­formed in ad­vance about their ser­vice re­quire­ments. The fa­cil­ity will be launched is­land­wide in the fu­ture as a na­tional en­deavor to rev­o­lu­tionise the health­care sec­tor and build a healthy na­tion.

Boast­ing a net­work of over 200 recog­nised hos­pi­tals, more than over 5,500 doc­tors, over 2,000 out­lets and cov­er­age of any telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion net­work, echan­nelling is the eas­i­est way to chan­nel a doc­tor dial 225 from anywhere at any time.

Mo­bi­tel has taken dig­i­tal health­care to the next level by in­clud­ing echan­nelling PLC into its port­fo­lio and strength­en­ing its vi­tal po­si­tion in the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­dus­try in the coun­try.

Of­fi­cial launch of echan­nelling for gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals at ehos­pi­tal Dompe by Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion, Dig­i­tal In­fra­struc­ture and For­eign Em­ploy­ment Min­is­ter Harin Fer­nando. Also present (From left): Sri Lanka Tele­com and Mo­bi­tel Chair­man P.G. Ku­maras­inghe...

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