Chandigarh hospital staff may have to undergo face scan at entrance

UT plans to introduce face recognition-based attendance system

Chandigarh hospital staff may have to undergo face scan at entrance

Health Secretary Yashpal Garg had made a surprise inspection of various UT hospitals earlier this week. File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15

The UT Health Secretary is planning to introduce the face recognition-based attendance system in the UT government hospitals.

Health Secretary Yashpal Garg will convene review meetings with the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, authorities and the Directorate of Health Services next week to understand the functioning of the health facilities in the UT.

Rationalisation of staff, introduction of face recognition-based attendance system and corrective measures on the basis of the night inspection report will be on the agenda.

The introduction of e-Office module of the NIC and other issues relating to computerisation are also on the cards.

Prior to the meeting, the hospital authorities will have to provide duty rosters for the month of September, data on number of outsourced staff hired under different categories or services and detail of the outsourcing agencies and the amount of the total bill paid for the month of July and August to each of the agencies.

Performance review

After the inspection on the night of September 12, the Health Secretary is of the view that there is a need to have a check on the quality of the staff provided by the outsourcing agency. Accordingly, prior to the review meetings, he has asked the authorities to conduct a computerised proficiency test through the SPIC for all the outsourced DEOs in next 10 days.

The other outsourced staff, whose proficiency is not satisfactory or who are deputed on the assignments which are not within the purview of the Health Department, will also be reviewed through the test.

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