App to provide 24X7 free medicines at Delhi govt hospitals!

The motive is to provide free medicines round-the-clock and to avoid any inconvenience to patients seeking treatment at the government hospitals.

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2016, 09:38 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi government will launch a mobile app that will help patients report non-availability of medicines at the state-run hospitals.

The motive is to provide free medicines round-the-clock and to avoid any inconvenience to patients seeking treatment at the government hospitals.

"The aim is make medicines available 24X7 inside the hospital premises so that patients do not face any inconvenience. Usually, they have to run from one chemist shop to another to buy drugs," Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday.

It is said that patients can upload picture of prescriptions through the app, afterwhich they will get a call or message informing them when the medicine will be available at the hospital.

In the first phase, the facility will be provided at five hospitals -- Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

The Delhi government has also set up a helpline, 8745051111, on which patients can message the names of medicines they are unable to obtain from government hospitals.