On Wednesday, C. Laxma Reddy, Health Minister of Telangana, used WhatsApp as a platform to launch a health based application called 'e- doctor,' for monitoring health services to reduce the maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) and to encourage institutional deliveries in remote villages in Agency areas in Adilabad district.
He said every medical officer will track the health condition of the pregnant women and infants. The officer will also obtain all the necessary information like their photographs, information of their field work etc. on a regular basis along with their mobile numbers and then transfer the pictures on WhatsApp to the project officer, collectorate and the district medical and health officer (DMHO). The information will then be uploaded to the website created for the purpose.
This health application is the first of its kind and it will be extended to other areas in the state.
Apart from launching the app, the minister also inaugurated a 100-bed hopsital in Nirmal Town on Wednesday. He has said that 6-bed hospitals will be upgraded to a 30-bed hospital. Likewise, a 50-bed hospital would get an upgrade to a 100-bed hospital. District hospital would be upgraded to 1000-beds from their existing capacity.
Each 1,000-bedded hospital would be would be constructed in the east and west regions of the district. The minister inaugurated a new hospital building in Nirmal and inspected RIMS in Adilabad. Minister for endowments Allola Indrakaran Reddy, Parliamentary secretary Kova Laxmi and local MLAs were also present.