The Tripura government has decided to launch 21 e-hospitals and 50 life-support ambulances with GPS tracking systems as part of its initiative to modernize healthcare services in the state. An emergency response helpline number and a grievance redressal system will also be introduced in the state for the benefit of the people. The new (e-hospital) system will be able to manage electronic health records, online admissions, drug stock monitoring, supply chain management. As there is a shortage of medical and para-medical professionals in the state, the government has decided to hire super-specialist and specialist doctors in neurosurgery, nephrology and cardiology disciplines on contract. The measures are likely to arrest the flow of patients to hospitals outside the state. Over 3,000 posts of doctors and paramedical staffs are currently lying vacant in the state. They would also be filled up in a phased manner.
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