In a step towards making healthcare easier to access, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has enabled patients undergoing treatment at the hospital to book doctors’ appointments and get lab reports online. A hospital notice issued on Wednesday said AIIMS has joined the Online Registration System (ORS), which facilitates people to register online for services at several hospitals in the country. The ORS common portal (http://ors.gov.in) is facilitated by department of electronics and information technology, ministry of communications and IT, of the Centre. Patients can log on to the site and click the ‘Book Your Appointment Here’ link. Those who have Aadhar cards can register using the number; patients have to select the state as Odisha, hospital as AIIMS and the department as per their requirement. They can then take a printout and proceed to the hospital for their checkup at the designated date and time. Those who don’t have Aadhar have to fill in their details online. Patients must also remember to collect hard copies of their registration cards from the hospital counter before going to the department concerned for their checkup. In the long run it may help reduce the load on the hospital administration because an increasing number of people are using the internet adding even if even 10-20% of the patients use the service, it would be a significant number over the years.