JP Nadda, union minister of health and family welfare, has launched two major digital initiatives to provide easy access to health services - GIS-enabled HMIS application and the self-printing of e-CGHS card. Launching of these initiatives will provide a tremendous opportunity to further strengthen and enhance the reach of key interventions.
The initiative will not only monitor the performance and quality of the health services being provided under the National Health Mission, but will also provide effective healthcare to the rural population throughout the country. The GIS-enabled HMIS services will provide comprehensive data on a GIS platform on 1.6 lakh government health facilities spread across the country. The project has been developed with the objective of enabling effective usage of the HMIS application, enhancing analytical capabilities of the states/UTs and providing a geographical display of HMIS data using GIS. It is planned to put it in public domain in the near future. Moreover, the mapping which provides data only on public health facilities presently, shall soon be expanded to cover private facilities also.