In a first, Odisha launches online registration of ultrasound clinics

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today launched the facility for online registration/renewal of ultrasound clinics. It became the first state in the country to adopt such online registration system with its own e-payment gateway.

PK Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department inaugurated the online application meant for the registration and renewal under the PC & PNDT Act. Launching the software in virtual mode, he instructed all District Collectors, who are the District Appropriate Authorities under the PC & PNDT Act, to roll out the online application in districts.

Online application, an user friendly software developed by NIC, will help the Appropriate Authorities to monitor registration and renewal process, cross verification of procedural delay, review the average period taken for registration and renewal, which is ought to be 70 days, and maintain transparency in the process of registration of ultrasound facilities.

The procedure for application submission and payment of fees has been made online. The portal allows the applicant to track the status of the application. The applicant will be able to download the final certificate from the portal. Timeline for disposal of the registration and renewal of application is 70 days.

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