The Telangana Government has launched India’s first dedicated health care app, powered by Mahindra Comviva.
The application was conceived 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 fulfil the Digital India Initiative.
The app lists more than 800 Government Healthcare Centres, and is currently available for Android users. It 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 centres and also empower the citizens to track and record their health data through the health tools.
Mahindra Comviva has developed and managed the app, which is based on the firm’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 centres and utilise 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 behaviour 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.