The Telangana state government on Monday announced the launch of India’s first dedicated health care app for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, powered by Mahindra Comviva. The application was conceptualized by the Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC) of the Ministry of Health.
The app is said to have listed more than 800 Government Healthcare Centers comprising of Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Area Hospital, District Hospitals and Specialized Centers in the Cities section.
Currently available for Android users, the application will be available in both Telugu and English and can be downloaded for free through the Google play store. The app is said to help the Ministry to facilitate access to its initiatives, provide public health information, locate health centers and also empower the citizens to track and record their health data through the health tools.
“The Ministry of Health, Medical & Family Welfare is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated App to facilitate access to its initiatives, provide public health information, locate health centers 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.
“One of the most important aspects is to empower the individuals to be able to track their health and encourage a positive health seeking behavior 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,” said Dr. Anthony Vipin Das, Chief Advisor & Strategy, Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC), Ministry of Health, Medical & family Welfare.