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 Kasturba Hospital introduces No-Q Card

No-Q Card, as the name suggests, is a card which seeks to minimize long hours of waiting in queues and thus help patients enjoy a hassle-free experience at our hospital. No-Q Card is a unique ATM-like card (with predeposited cash) that can be easily and effectively used at various counters across the hospital to save time. On an average, the No-Q card helps patients save 90 minutes whenever they revisit the hospital, get tested and buy drugs. The card has been designed to provide patients efficiency, security and flexibility of digital payments.

At Kasturba Hospital patients have the option of getting a No-Q card made after presenting proofs of their identity and their mobile numbers. The card displays the CR number, card number, and his name. Patients can load money onto the card and once the money on the card runs out, they can recharge the card. The card guarantees them triple benefits. Patients can directly visit an OPD without standing at the registration counter for re-registering the visit. The visiting charges will automatically be deducted when the patient produces his card, and the visit is stamped at the OPD counter. They can directly go to the collection centers or the radiology department and get their tests done, without standing in the queue in the billing counters. They can directly buy their prescribed drugs at a special counter created in the Pharmacy stores.

MGIMS Institute for Simulation Based Training launched 

MGIMS has established a modern simulation lab to train doctors and paramedical staff in life saving skills. The project called by the acronym MIST, which stands for MGIMS Institute for Simulation Based Training. The project funded by KHS, has already procured mannequins to teach participants CPR during AHA accredited basic life support skills (BLS) and advanced cardiovascular life support skills (ACLS) courses, which are in line with the latest 2015 training guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA). The lab also has a critical care simulation advanced mannequin which is first of its kind in whole of central India. The project is run by the Department of Anesthesia and headed by two of its faculty, Dr Dhiraj Bhandari and Dr Vijay Sharma.

In 2015-16, MIST-Sevagram has conducted two AHA-accredited BLS and ACLS workshops and trained 42 participants. Participants no longer have to travel to metros to receive quality training, as life saving skills training has been brought to Central India at much lower costs.

Department of Radiology acquires high end ultrasound machine

The Department of Radiology bought a state of the art ultrasound machine, Affiniti 70, in March 2016, that makes imaging technically difficult patients easy. The machine facilitates imaging of a wide range of patient types with few artifacts and enhanced penetration. Elastography, a key function of the machine can help detect fibrosis in patients presenting with liver diseases, with an impressive diagnostic accuracy.

New developments in providing patient care

The Dr Sushila Nayar Hospital started functioning in its new building in Utawali from 6 Feb 2016. The multispeciality hospital has 50 beds and will focus on providing care to the tribal folk of Melghat in Amravati District.

The multispeciality hospital run by MGIMS at the Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation started offering the facilities of conducting basic biochemistry and hematology investigations to its patients. A pharmacy has also been started in the hospital.

Guest houses, hostels and sports facilities get a facelift 

A new guest house with thirteen rooms has been constructed on campus to give the guests and examiners who come to MGIMS a comfortable stay. The existing rooms at P Nayar Guest House were also refurbished. The kitchens and dining rooms of the boys’ and girls’ hostels were completely renovated and redesigned. The improved spacious and uncluttered ambience at the dining rooms makes lunch and dinner time more interesting for the students with conversations about clinics, cinema and cricket. A new badminton court was also constructed between the two hostels to help shuttlers find their feet and make new friends.

Central Library goes hi-tech

The Central Library at MGIMS has now acquired several modern additions. A 24X7 dedicated library server has been accommodated in the server room of the HIS. With this new facility, the library has gone digital and is tuned to deliver its vast e-resources to its users, who can access all its resources at their computer terminals or smart phones and other wifi enabled gadgets in the comfort of their rooms. The library management software was also upgraded to the latest version SLIM21. This software is designed and developed in modules to automate the library with features such as cataloguing, circulation, webOPAC , digital library, Dcoll module and smart card interface.

This year, in addition to print journals, the library subscribed to 28 online journals with very high impact factors including The Lancet and Annals. This ensures that our users can access the articles exactly at the time of their release, without any delay due to postal delivery and that too in the comfort of their homes or departments through the Library server by simply clicking on the link provided. The library staff is being trained in using eresources like DELNET and MOODLE regularly thus ensuring skill enhancement in managing a digital library.

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