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.”
Talking about how the software works, she said, “The base of this software is the 12 registers o