New Delhi, India, December 22, 2014: In a significant step to empower citizens with convenient access to healthcare, the Telangana Government today announced the launch of India’s first dedicated health care app for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, powered by Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions. The application was conceptualized by the Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC) of the Ministry of Health. This is the first dedicated app for any Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in India and is positioned to bring a paradigm shift in the healthcare industry by making health care facilities more accessible and amply reflects Government’s commitment to fulfill the Digital India Initiative.
There are more than 800 Government Healthcare Centers comprising of Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Area Hospital, District Hospitals and Specialized Centers in the Cities listed by the app. Currently available for Android users, the application will be available in both Telugu and English and can be downloaded for free through the Google play store. The App will help the Ministry to facilitate access to its initiatives, provide public health information, locate health centers and also empower the citizens to track and record their health data through the health tools.
The application has been developed and managed end to end by Mahindra Comviva. Based on Mahindra Comviva’s WebAxn platform, a client – server solution that provided a rapid cross platform development and deployment of the mobile applications. The solution enhances mobile health-care experience by empowering users to manage their own account directly through a client on their handsets.
“The Ministry of Health, Medical & Family Welfare is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated App to facilitate access to its initiatives, provide public health information, locate health centers and utilize intelligent health tools. The Government believes in the best use of technology to enable the delivery of healthcare services to all in need,” said Dr. Rajaiah Thatikonda, Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister, Government of Telangana.
“One of the most important aspects is to empower the individuals to be able to track their health and encourage a positive health seeking behavior in the long run. We have designed tools for helping individuals monitor their health information that also benefits their healthcare providers as they can review the trends,” said Dr. Anthony Vipin Das, Chief Advisor & Strategy, Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC), Ministry of Health, Medical & family Welfare.
Commenting on the association, Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO of Mahindra Comviva, said “It is a moment of great pride for us to be associated with this prestigious initiative. We are committed towards working with the Telangana government in providing technological support in bringing convenient healthcare access to the users.”