Bengaluru: Eka Care, an Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)-approved Personal Health Records (PHR) app, has joined hands with 11 government hospitals across India and is leading the fast-track OPD token implementation under ABDM. The integrated healthcare platform is doing pro bono work with government hospitals in Karnataka and Delhi to implement QR code-based fast-track OPD token generation.
Eight of these hospitals are in Karnataka including Udupi, Vijayapura, Kolar, Sakleshpur, Chikballapur, Anekal, KC General, and CV Raman General Hospitals. The three other hospitals are in Delhi including AIIMS, Lady Hardinge, and Charak Palika Hospital. Now patients don’t need to wait in long queues in these government hospitals to generate the OPD slip for doctor consultation.
With this scheme, the National Health Authority (NHA) is changing the conventional patient registration system into a fast-track process. Previously, patients had to wait for almost 30 to 60 minutes in line to get their OPD tokens because of the rush. After the implementation of the OPD QR code in government hospitals, people can get an OPD token instantly.
Deepak Tuli, COO and Co-founder, Eka Care said, “Our team is making its utmost effort in ensuring the seamless implementation of the QR code-based OPD token generation in maximum hospitals. Till now, we have executed this framework in eleven hospitals in India and are on track to generate 1,00,000 plus OPD tokens per month.”
To avail of this benefit, patients have to first create ABHA or link their existing ABHA to the Eka Care app. Then they have to open their ABHA and scan the OPD QR code to share their details with hospitals. Once the details are shared, the OPD token is generated. Anyone can easily follow these steps on the Eka Care App and generate OPD tokens in less than 1 minute.
After that, the patients head towards the fast track counter and show their token number to receive a consultation receipt. Post-consultation patients can also receive their prescriptions, lab test reports, and other medical documents generated as part of their consultation on the Eka Care PHR app. All information can only be shared with doctors or hospitals only with users’ consent.