It has been in the news that the Congress President, Shrimati Sonia Gandhi, is going to launch a new childcare initiative in Palghar, town, situated on the outskirts of Mumbai. The programme assures a package of health services for all children up to 18 years of age. A part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), this child health screening and early intervention programme has been named the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram. The programme
will be extended to cover all districts of the country in a phased manner, ultimately hoping to cover 27 crore children.
There is no doubt that a country like India needs this kind of a scheme. The advent of latest technologies in healthcare has made it possible for many more people in the country to access healthcare, but there still exists a large section of the population, the urban and the rural poor, who are unable to avail proper treatment.
In the current issue of eHealth, we are focusing on the different facets of ultrasound diagnosis. Today it is difficult for us to even think of treating ailments without going for an ultrasound procedure. In the article, we have taken the views of some eminent doctors on how the ultrasound technique is benefiting the patients.
In addition, eHealth February edition is enriched with insights from Dr KK Agarwal, VP, Indian Medical Association (IMA). He has spoken about the elements that are hindering the growth of the Indian healthcare and also has suggested ways to improve the scenario. Feature on Laboratory Information System (LIS) will give you the technology updates that the healthcare sector needs. Also there are a whole lot of other elements, including articles on Radiology, which is a compact story on the present status of Radiology in India. I am glad to introduce new sections in the magazine that are expected to serve our valuable readers interests more. The section on newly launched product has been named Launch Pad and I hope you would like reading the Last Page of the magazine too, which is a fresh initiative from the eHealth edit team.
On 6th March, 2013, we are going to organise the eOdhisa event in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa. The Government of Odhisa is the host partner of the event. The one-day occasion will also have a powerful track on Healthcare, along with those on e-Governance and Education. Eminent stakeholders of all the three verticals of Health, Governance and Education will grace the occasion. We hope to see you at the eOdhisa event to participate in discussion on ways by which we, the people of this country, can have access to worldclass healthcare