In an effort to empower the citizens with convenient access to healthcare,
the Telangana government launched a dedicated healthcare application on Monday.
The new ministry of health and family welfare application is powered by
Mahindra Comviva, a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra and the global leader in
providing mobility solutions.
The Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC) of the state health ministry
conceptualized the application. It was stated that the application is the first
of its kind for any ministry of health and family welfare in India and is
established to bring a paradigm shift in the healthcare industry by making
health care facilities more accessible to the people.
The application contains a list of about 800 government healthcare centers
present in various cities. At present available for Android users, the
application will be made available in both Telugu and English. It can be
downloaded for free from the Google play store.
The health ministry, through the application, can 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
When asked about the main idea behind the application, the Deputy Chief
Minister Rajaiah Thatikonda, who also has the portfolio of health said that, "The
government believes in the best use of technology to enable the delivery of
healthcare services to all in need."