App for lawmakers to check maternal, child health indicatorsby The Daily Eye Team December 3 2016, 11:07 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 55 secs
MPs and MLAs can now keep a close watch on maternal and child health indicators of their constituencies with the help of a mobile application called “Swasthya Samiksha”.
This tool was launched on Thursday in the presence of several members of Parliament. The app has been developed by White Ribbon Alliance India, Centre for Catalyzing Change and Swaniti and is currently available for android phones.
The application lets a user track 17 different health indicators for each district. One can also compare the performance of one district with other with the help of a heat or a colour coded map depicting the status of a health indicator. When a user clicks on the app a map opens before him. A drop down menu lets an MP/MLA select the districts falling under his or her constituency. Following which one can select the health parameter as well as the corresponding health indicator from a list of options that one wants to monitor. A graph then appears on the screen with the details of the selected health indicator for the year.