'The Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS)' an e-governance initiative of the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, has registered more than one crore pregnant women.
The MCTS is designed to collate information of all pregnant women and infants so as to ensure delivery of maternal and child health services from conception till 42 days after delivery in the case of pregnant women and up to five years of age in the case of children so as to ensure that all pregnant women and all new born receive full maternal and immunization services.
The number of children registered in the system is also expected to cross 50 lakh by the end of this month.
Speaking on the landmark achievement of MCTS registrations, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said: "MCTS marks a paradigm shift in the approach towards monitoring health and family welfare programmes as it is aimed at ensuring complete delivery of maternal and child health services to all pregnant women and new born in an effort to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality in the country".
Through MCTS, the Central government is making efforts to institutionalise the beneficiary based approach of monitoring health and family welfare services' delivery, the Minister added.
Azad also made sample verification calls to registered women under the MCTS database from the MCTS cell in the Ministry to verify the database entries today.