To help pregnant women stay healthy till delivery, a mobile phone-based alert system for pregnant women in rural areas was launched.
Called 'M-Health Service', the service requires the would-be mothers to register via a cellphone. Periodic text messages will convey to them necessary treatment details to take care of issues that crop up during pregnancy.
Arati Basu Sengupta, veteran gynecologist and former president of the Bengal Obstetric and Gynecological Society, said: "With the help of this mobile health service provider pregnant women can stay in touch with the experts. They will get updates regarding the guidance and schedule of vaccine."
"Moreover, it's the pregnant mother who has to take the measures so the success depends on their initiative. In addition, there are issues concerning radiation emitted from cell phones," the physician added. The service has been initiated by Manbhum Ananda Ashram Nityananda Trust.