Chandigarh Administrator Announces Green Channel Plan for Inter-Hospital Referrals
Quick Referrals to Save Time During Golden Hour
Chandigarh Administrator Banwarilal Purohit announced on Tuesday that a green channel plan for inter-hospital referrals has been devised in the city. The green channel aims to facilitate quick referrals, saving time during the golden hour when patients, especially trauma cases, require urgent care.
Seamless Communication and Organized Referral Processes
Purohit revealed the details of the green channel plan during the Independence Day celebrations held in Sector 17. The plan will ensure seamless communication and organized referral processes between prestigious institutions like PGIMER, GMCH-32, GMSH-16, UCHC-22, CHC-45, and SDH Manimajra. The benefits of the green channel include:
- Swift and safe transfers for patients in cases of emergencies, trauma, stroke, gynaecology, and paediatrics
- Reduction in time lost during the golden hour due to referrals among hospitals
- Prevention of delays in several emergency cases
A detailed strategy is being developed for the implementation of this green channel plan.
Upgrading Health and Wellness Centres
Purohit also highlighted the goals in the health sector, including the upgrading of all Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) to provide an extended range of services, including teleconsultation. This initiative aims to bring healthcare services closer to patients’ homes and reduce the burden on secondary and tertiary care facilities.
Chandigarh as Mini India
Purohit expressed his view of Chandigarh as Mini India, where people from various communities come together to celebrate each other’s state formation day. He emphasized the importance of honesty, transparency, and efficiency in governance and development.
Projects in Pipeline
Purohit shared the pride of Chandigarh being a top solar power generator among all the Union Territories. The administration’s goal is to implement various solar power projects, including floating, canal top, parking sheds, rooftop installations, and more grid-connected SPV power plants. This will collectively enhance the total installed capacity up to 75 MWp. He also mentioned the successful implementation of the Electric Vehicle Policy, which offers financial incentives to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.
Green Non-Motorised Transport Corridors
Purohit highlighted the construction of a Green Non-Motorised Transport Corridor spanning 7.5 kilometers in Chandigarh. This corridor provides a dedicated path for pedestrians and cyclists, contributing to a safe and environmentally friendly route across the entire city. Plans for another Non-Motorised Transport Corridor are also underway. Chandigarh has also launched the largest Public Bike Sharing Project in northern India.
Assurance to Residents of Dadumajra
Purohit assured the residents of Dadumajra that efforts are being made to promptly address and clear the backlog of waste. The Legacy Waste mining project and scientific handling of residual waste at the sanitary landfill site demonstrate the commitment to preserving the city’s natural environment.
New Hostel Blocks for Educational Institutions
Purohit mentioned the steps taken to strengthen educational institutions in Chandigarh, including the construction of new hostel blocks for Postgraduate College Sector 46 and Postgraduate College for Girls Sector 42.
Reverification of Electoral Roll
Chandigarh has initiated a widespread re-verification of the electoral roll through door-to-door screening to ensure an up-to-date and accurate voter list. Purohit encouraged all residents to participate in this process and exercise their voting rights with confidence.
Single Window System for Ease of Doing Business
Purohit announced the establishment of a single window system for ease of doing business in Chandigarh. The administration aims to make existing systems more citizen-centric and reduce the burden of regulatory compliance. Valuable suggestions from citizens are encouraged to improve online services.