PMC launches software to track infectious diseases

ByLance T. Lee

Nov 20, 2022


Panvel: The Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) has launched software to track patients with dengue, malaria, chikungunya, leptospirosis, yellow fever and other diseases. Using this software, the PMC will receive real-time data from pathologists working in the civic jurisdiction and take appropriate action against affected areas.

The software will be provided free of charge to all pathology departments, and they will need to register by December 31, 2022.

A senior PMC civic official, “Labs (pathology labs), lab collection centers, and hospital labs in the civic body’s jurisdiction will now submit patient report information to this software.” This will now allow the administration to obtain real-time information on the increase or decrease in diseases.

Mandatory for all

It is mandatory for all laboratories (pathology laboratories), laboratory collection centers and hospital laboratories operating in the PMC area to register with the civic body.

Sachin Pawar, deputy municipal commissioner of PMC, told the media that the civic body is now struggling to get real data from the numerous hospitals, laboratories and collection centers in the civic area on patients suffering from dengue fever, malaria, chikungunya, leptospirosis, yellow fever, filariasis, typhoid fever, swine flu, diarrhea, jaundice and Zika virus. It is difficult to track these patients and prevent the spread of these diseases.

“Therefore, the city administration also faces difficulties in taking precautions and measures in time,” the official said. This software will help the civic organization to follow the evolution of these diseases and to take the necessary measures.

If pathology centers do not register for the software, they will be declared unauthorized

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Dr Rehana Mujawar has warned that if pathology centers do not register with the society, they will be declared unlicensed and will not be able to carry out their activities in civics and l civic body will also take legal action. against them.

“Until Dec. 31, all private labs (Pathology Lab), lab collection centers and hospital labs in the municipal area will be required to register with the PCMC Medical Health Department for free,” said Dr Rehana.

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