Berhampur, September 13 (LocalWire): Ganjam district administration will be launching an app next month to provide health tips to expecting women.
The app will store details of the expected mothers from the beginning of pregnancy and help the district administration track their health status regularly.
Presently the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and Anganwadi workers are engaged in tracking the health status of pregnant women, from the date of conceiving to delivery.
Women have also been provided with a Mamata card, the mother and child protection card that advises the pregnant woman about the do and don’ts during pregnancy.
“The proposed app will help track routine immunisation, medicines, the supply of nutritional foods and above all the advice of the doctors to the expecting women,” district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said.
At the time of emergency, the app also helps the beneficiary. “It will help to both the mother and her expecting baby at large,” he said, adding that it is advisable for women to register with the app at the time of pregnancy test.
While reviewing the activities of the Integrated Child Development Project (ICDP) in the district collector also asked the health and ICDP officials to develop this app as soon as possible for the benefit of the pregnant women.
Sources also said that the app will also help reduce foeticide, particularly female foeticide, in the district with the tracking the pregnant woman through the smart-phone.
Presently as many as 27,532 pregnant women have been registered in the district, while an average 3,000 women register every month in the pregnant list, the district social welfare officer Manorama Reddy said.
“We will work to develop the app which is expected to be rolled out in the next month,” Reddy stated.
Monitoring of the status of the pregnant women in the district through the smart-phone app is one of the aspects of the chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s 5T mantra.
The chief minister has asked the officers to adopt teamwork, transparency, technology and time leading to transformation or the 5T mantra for effective implantation of different government schemes.
During the review meeting, Kulange also instructed the concerned officers for installation of CCTV camera in all the chhatua preparation centers to avoid making sub-standard of nutritional food.
There are 32 chhatua preparation centers in the district and the district collector’s order assumes significance as there have been frequent allegations about the supply of sub-standard chhatua to different Anganwadi centers.