Cuttack: In a bid to promote Digital India, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, free WiFi service is being provided to the child patients’ parents for the first time at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics, popularly known as Sishu Bhavan, in Cuttack.
Apart from 24-hour uninterrupted WiFi service, high speed internet service will be provided soon by National Knowledge Network (NKN) at Sishu Bhavan, said a senior official.
Following recommendation of Union government’s National Information Centre (NIC), the high speed internet service will be made available by the NKN at the Sishu Bhavan campus, sources said.
Currently, the internet service is being provided to major hospitals in India. With launch of the service, Cuttak Sishu Bhavan will be the 208th hospitals of the country to get high speed internet service.
The NKN is now providing the high internet service to 1,636 major institutions including laboratories, universities, space, defence and research institutes across the country.
Earlier, the high speed internet service was available at Bhubaneswar AIIMS and SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack for only Telemedicine centre.
Under Digital India programme, outdoor ticket registration has been started through Online Registration System (ORS) at the hospital in April last year. With launching of the service, the patients’ parents and guardians could able to know the lab report and availability of doctors on website.
Besides, with getting the NKN internet connect at Sishu Bhavan, the hospital will be connected with other hospitals overseas through Telemedicine centre to get updates about advanced treatment and medical courses.
Currently, arrangement has been made for functioning of the Telemedicine centre through BSNL’s lease line at the hospital.