E-Raktkosh app to help people connect with all the blood banks; mobile app for ANMs
Sakshi Kuchroo | April 8, 2016
Stressing on the need to utilise technology for improving health standards of people, union health minister JP Nadda launched various e-health initiatives on the occasion of World Health Day on Thursday.
With UNICEF’s support, the ministry launched a tablet based application ‘ANMOL’ which will allow the auxiliary nurse widwives (ANMs) to enter and update the records of beneficiaries of reproductive child health (RCH) programme in real time. The tablet will not only simplify the frontline health care workers’ day to day work but also improve the data quality and accountability. Nadda highlighted that the application is Aadhaar-enabled and thus will help in authentication of the records of field workers and beneficiaries.
The minister also launched a web based ‘e-Raktkosh’ app, which will help people who are looking for availability of blood or blood banks. The app interconnects all the blood banks of the state into a single network. “During the time of trauma, a family has to run and to and fro looking for a specific blood group. If there is a case of blood transfusion, this app will be very helpful for families in distress,” Nadda said. He further stated that the challenge here is real-time updation of correct information by licensed blood banks.
Launching another mobile application ‘India Fights Dengue’, Nadda said, “There is a need to spread awareness about vector borne diseases like dengue. Community members who want to help but don’t know what to do can easily take help of this app and take necessary steps.”
The minister also released guidelines for dialysis centre in PPP mode. “This year the budget has given us the opportunity to tackle kidney related problems and reduce the expenditure on dialysis, and thus soon, every district in the country will have the facility of a dialysis centre operated under the PPP mode to leverage the potential of the private sector,” he said.
As India gears up to celebrate its 71st Republic Day on January 26, it will host Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro as the chief guest of the event that marks the day when the country formally adopted the Constitution as the guiding document. This will be Bolsonaro’s maiden visit, which he would like
With the outbreak of Coronavirus reported from China, India has started taking precautionary measures, and begun screening passengers of selected flights. “As of 21st January, a total of 43 flights and 9156 passengers have been screened for novel Coronavirus illness. Till now, no case
Every middle-class Indian dreams of a home coupled withlanded property to live off the rent. However, large initial investment, particularly inmetros, and low yields ensure that real estate is out of the reach of the common man. A return of 7-8 percent from commercial properties is considered highly commen
The Maharashtra State Election Commission has urged the residents to take advantage of the ongoing Electors Verification Programme (EVP) and register their names along with those of the members of their families in the electoral rolls. The drive, which started on November 11, 2019, will continue till Febru
The budget season is here, and the annual document has gone to print, beginning the lock-in period till its presentation in parliament on February 1. The Halwa ceremony, marking the commencement of the budget printing process, was held in North Block Monday morning in the presence of finance
Investment banker, venture capitalist and stock-market expert Vallabh Bhansali is the co-founder and chairman of Enam Group, a pioneering equity research company in the country. He is a promoter of spiritual and cultural traditions and also an expert on development economics, behavioural science and co