Akhilesh Yadav came into power in 2012 as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and paid special attention to the infant mortality rate. To counter this, he immediately took to technology and got an app designed which would help in improving it. The mSehat app facilitates remote access and enrolment forms for expecting ladies which can be monitored by health superintendents to maintain their health records along with their child’s in real time.
“It would help in registration, tracking, counselling, reporting, screening and referral of the beneficiaries. A new beginning is being made in the health services in Uttar Pradesh with the launch of this project. Equipping frontline workers of the health department like ASHA workers, auxiliary nurse midwives, and medical officers with latest technique would improve their proficiency” Yadav said, adding that effective monitoring of steps to bring down mother-child death rate could be done through the app.
The app has been launched in five districts-Sitapur, Kannauj, Faizabad, Mirzapur, and Bareilly. After thorough testing and upgrades based on the case studies, mSehat will be implemented in the entire state.
For the general users, the application will provide regular reminders about their check up or any medical care needed by the child. The state’s Medical and Health Minister, Mr. Ahmad Hasan announced mSehat to be the world’s largest mobile pilot project.
The rest of the states will soon be taking suit of this initiative by the Digital CM in Uttar Pradesh.