eINDIA 2015

eINDIA 2015 – I A Kundan, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Government of Maharashtra

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Impacting healthcare

Maharashtra is one of the leading states in terms of healthcare. We have more than 10,500 sub-centres, 1,811 primary health centres, more than 483 hospitals and delivery points up to 1,590 at sub-centre levels. Maharashtra, in all aspects, is going forward and this is an indicator for the same. There has been an exceptional reduction in IMR and MMR, around 87 per cent. We are using information technology solutions in monitoring across offices. For instance, we have got a health management information system. The Government of Maharashtra has its own software eOffice, eTendering, court case management system, eAushadhi, Blood on Call, MCTS and many more. MCTS is one good software to track IMR and MMR. It also creates a unique ID number when a woman first gets pregnant, and accordingly, the flow up plan is generated. We tied up with the Rural Development Department and they have Sangram project going on, under which they have village entrepreneurs doing the data entry for particular villages. Now, our uptake on MCTS is 95-100 per cent, which is a huge jump and the impact can be seen at the field level. We have initiated disease mapping, though it is in the preliminary stage. The department had started with eHospital, a great contribution to the system but somehow it didn’t work well. However, we will be again putting it in the Budget 2016. In telemedicine, we have got six specialist centres and 63 patient nodes, which are likely to increase with time.

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