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Medical records should be made compulsory through electronic medium
In advanced countries, the medical administration infrastructure enables electronic records of patients. Similar service should be ensured in India too to enable quicker diagnosis.

DEVELOPED COUNTRIES attach much significance to medical health of a person right from his birth date till the time he passes away. These records are now electronically kept - substituting the old form of keeping records in doctors’ folders or files. In India, people are taking the help of modern allopath, homoeopath, ayurvedic diagnosis and so on. Except for allopath in certain hospitals, for the rest, records are not properly maintained. This results in keeping many vital aspects from medical view point of a patient in the dark when he goes to see to a medical practioner for seeking remedy for any immediate ailment or disease.

Perhaps it is time a debate should be initiated whether to put every aspect of medical treatment given to any citizen in the electronic mode. Such a system will make the task all the most easier for doctors in any field to properly diagnose any patient after thoroughly understanding the history or background.  A law should also be mandated to put such a system into practice by all those who are offering medical remedies. 

Additional big advantage that would accrue by following this system would be more and more job opportunities would be created in the information technology field. The system should be so created any doctor in any part of the India should have access to these records upon demand or request. The law should also adequately cover the aspect of a person’s safety and privacy. It is hoped that the well being of a patient will get a solid boost through the above process.

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