BHU Clustering

Major problems encountered by basic health units (BHUs) across the province include lack of quality healthcare services, absence of qualified doctors in remote areas and absence of an electronic medical record. The government of the Punjab wanted to form BHU Clusters to resolve these issues. Each cluster would include two BHUs situated close to one another. They would have one doctor present, who would rotate between the two facilities on alternate days, maintaining the presence of a medical officer in the cluster. The BHUs are also connected through video link to provide services remotely if required. Complete medical histories of patients is kept in the EMR which also shows the total number of patients examined and records of medicine prescribed to them.