New Delhi: “I congratulate the unsung heroes of our health sector, the field workers, data gatherers, data integrators and data managers etc. They have made crucial contribution in timely data generation from over 2.25 lakh health facilities spread across the country. This data needs to be analyzed on a real-time basis to serve as the basis for health interventions in the states.” This was stated by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan while addressing the National Workshop on Health Management Information System and Reproductive Child Health Portal here at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today.
The objective of the two-day workshop was to reiterate utility of HMIS portal and RCH portal and their use as a monitoring and policy intervention tool. Three publications were released at the event along with focus on digital interventions under ABDM. New features of ANMOL, Kilkari Mobile Academy were also showcased.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Health Secretary drew attention to the major developments happening in health sector over the past few past years. He noted that “across the country, more than 1.54 lakh HWCs have been operationalized. Along with offering 12 health packages free of cost, they also provide free drugs and diagnostics, free screening tests for common Cancers, Diabetes and Hypertension. Over one lakh HWCs are offering e-Sanjeevani Teleservices too.” “This is leading to generation of huge amount of digital data, which we need to ensure are uploaded and analyzed carefully”, he further added.