Health ATMs in district hospitals in Uttar Pradesh soon

In a first, district level hospitals in Uttar Pradesh will soon get health ATMs for conducting multiple basic tests for patients and attendants coming to the state.

The purchase of health ATMs is being done by the Uttar Pradesh Medical Supply Corporation Limited (UPMSCL). Health ATMs are currently installed in market places in state capital and community health officers are deployed with them. The Health ATMs are presently being supervised by doctors of PGI.

“The purchase process is underway and staff too is being trained,” said Jagdish, managing director UPMSCL. The new health ATMs will be installed at district hospitals, community health centres.

Health ATMs are touch-screen automated machines which can tell vital parameters, including pulse, blood pressure, temperature, body mass composition, blood glucose, oxygen saturation levels and arthritis profile.

Also tests for dengue, typhoid, malaria, body fat, haemoglobin, sugar, will be facilitated with the help of paramedical staff. The report will be generated immediately for basic tests and for the lab tests the report will be sent on registered email or mobile number via WhatsApp, UPMSCL MD said.