August 2011

MDG: Improving Maternal Health

e-Mamta: Name based Mother and Child tracking application

State Rural Health Mission, Commissionerate of Health


  • ANC registered in first trimester increased from 56 to 64 percent
  • Increase in institutional deliveries from 76 to 85 percent
  • Improved reporting of maternal deaths from 589 to 702 over previous year
  • Improved reporting of infant deaths from 4732 to 7263 over previous year

e-Mamta mother and child tracking web based application is uniquely designed management tool being uted in Govt. health facilities across Gujarat to accommodate for gaps in ensuring comprehensive maternal and child health services in rural as well urban areas.

e-Mamta is accessed through user id and password for in-department employees. It is credible tracking system that would enable health workers to reach above mentioned goals in accelerated fashion, as the issues of migration, low service demand, duplication of reporting afflicted MCH service delivery are removed.

The system aims at life cycle approach, registering every individual pregnant mother, individual children in the age group 0-6 and adolescents (10-19 yrs) along with their full service uptake details to ensure complete service delivery of ante natal care(ANC), child birth, post natal care(PNC), immunization, nutrition and adolescent services and to track the left outs of these services.



Remote medicine technologies for maternal care



  • 1038 beneficiaries received various MCH services and 98 per cent of the expected ANCs were registered and 100 percent registration of current pregnancies is ensured

The HMRI- Mac Arthur telemedicine project is aimed at reducing the maternal mortality and morbidity in tribal populations in Andhra Pradesh. The Telemedicine solution was designed to overcome obstacles like bad roads, forested areas and an illiterate base riddled with superstitions and tribal customs. The pilot project in Araku, Vishakhapatnam district succeeded amidst these challenges.

The remote medicine technologies developed by HMRI include ‘Dox-in-Box’ used in the field and a tele health centre with facilities for lab, video conferencing and medical consultation.

The primary objective was to provide access to a point of care that could provide specialist advice / care at affordable cost, helps them in cutting down on unnecessary expenditure, losing time and wages. Secondary objective of HMRI’s Telemedicine service is to design a point of care, user friendly, cost effective, integrated multi-functional device for rural telemedicine applications with emphasis on mother and child functionality. This project is tackling the causes of maternal mortality at the habitation level, such as sepsis, hypertensive disorders, tuberculosis, malaria, etc.


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