Telangana Government launches India’s first dedicated healthcare app for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
In a significant step to empower citizens in India with convenient access to healthcare, the government of southern Indian state, Telangana, today announced the launch of India’s first dedicated healthcare app for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, powered by Mahindra Comviva, a provider of mobility solutions.
The app will help the Ministry to facilitate access to its initiatives, provide public health information, locate health centres and also empower the citizens to track and record their health data through the health tools.
The application was conceptualised by the Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC) of the Ministry of Health. This is the first dedicated app for any Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India and is positioned to bring a major shift in the healthcare industry by making healthcare facilities more accessible, while also reflecting the Indian Government’s commitment to fulfil the Digital India Initiative.
There are more than 800 Government Healthcare Centres comprising of Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, Area Hospital, District Hospitals and Specialised Centres in the Cities listed by the app. Currently available for Android users, starting today the application will be available in both Telugu and English and can be downloaded for free through the Google play store.
The application has been developed and managed end to end by Mahindra Comviva and is based on Mahindra Comviva’s WebAxn platform, a client-server solution that provides a cross platform development and the deployment of the mobile applications. The solution enhances mobile healthcare experience by empowering users to manage their own account directly through a client on their handsets.
“The Ministry of Health, Medical and Family Welfare is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated app to facilitate access to its initiatives, provide public health information, locate health centres and utilize intelligent health tools. The Government believes in the best use of technology to enable the delivery of healthcare services to all in need,” said Dr. Rajaiah Thatikonda, deputy chief minister and health minister, Government of Telangana.
Added Dr. Anthony Vipin Das, chief advisor and strategy, healthcare innovation cell (HIC), ministry of health, medical and family Welfare: “One of the most important aspects is to empower the individuals to be able to track their health and encourage a positive health seeking behaviour in the long run. We have designed tools for helping individuals monitor their health information that also benefits their healthcare providers as they can review the trends.”
Commenting on the association, Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Mahindra Comviva, said: “It is a moment of great pride for us to be associated with this prestigious initiative. We are committed towards working with the Telangana government in providing technological support in bringing convenient healthcare access to the users.”