In the first phase of the project, a single deposit card scheme will be launched at KGMU's Trauma Centre
King George Medical University in Lucknow will soon roll out the facility of cashless transactions in a bid to streamline its payment system. As per reports, a single deposit card will be issued for all patients, which will save them from the hassle of making multiple payments at different counters. The card will instantly be generated after the payment has been made and once the treatment is complete, any unused amount will duly be returned to the cardholder.
"If the cashless system is implemented, payments will not have to be made at every counter. Instead, a one-time payment will be done on the patient's ID. After that money will be deducted from this and then it will not bother the attendants", said Dr. Sudhir Singh KGMU spokesperson.
Cashless facility to bring in great relief to the patients
A cashless payment facility will also reduce the time lost in paperwork and will speed up the treatment process. Reportedly, the project will be implemented in a graded format and will be first launched at the Trauma Centre in its first phase. In the second and third phases, the card facility will be made available at the Lary Cardiology and the OPD, respectively.
As per reports, this will be the first time that a cashless facility will be made functional at the KGMU. Up until now, there was no means to pay hospital and treatment bills here via cards or digital wallets.
Easing payments protocols for attendees and patients
As per reports, more than 200 patients visit the Trauma Centre and KGMU every day for treatment, out of which about 70 are admitted to the hospital for medical and clinical aid. Enabling a cashless payment system will ease matters for these people since they no longer will have to stand in long queues at the hospital. The move will also ensure social distancing through minimal contact and exposure, which is a must in the hospital during the current times.