Health sector is one of the most crucial areas where we can integrate technology to improve healthcare delivery system of the State vis-a-vis the nation, according to Amneet P Kumar, Secretary and Mission Director (NHM), Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Haryana.
Haryana is leveraging technology in all sectors to improve delivery of services, Kumar said while participating in e-India Innovation Summit, Chandigarh.
Mentioning of the ground workers, playing a crucial role in enhancing patient care, she said, “In the public health sector, we have foot soldiers of two kinds. Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers, who act as motivators, and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM), there are around 7,000 of them across the State. They work at each level, right from the primary health centre, community health centre and district hospitals.”
“The most basic level of service that we provide is immunisation through vaccination process. We believe that for the development of any nation, it is important that each child gets vaccinated to have a healthy future.”
Shedding light on more healthcare initiatives undertaken in recent years, Kumar said, “Another service is mother and child care. Be it in the pregnancy or post-delivery stage, regular medical checkup reduces infant and child mortality rate. These core areas are dealt by ANMs.”
“The Government of India has developed software, ANM Online or ANMOL, to track their work and create a record of the number of mothers and children they are checking and treating on a daily basis.”
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eHealth Magazine- March 2019 Issue