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Telangana launched dedicated health care app
Narendra Ch | 23 Dec 2014

Telangana government has launched India's first dedicated health care app for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The application was conceptualised by the Healthcare Innovation Cell, and developed by Mahindra Comviva.

This is positioned to bring a paradigm shift in the health care industry by making health care facilities more accessible and reflects government's commitment to fulfill the Digital India initiative.

Based on Mahindra Comviva's WebAxn platform, a client – server solution enhances mobile health-care experience by empowering users to manage their own account directly through a client on their handsets. There are more than 800 government health care centres in the cities listed. The application will be available in both Telugu and English languages. Currently Android users can download it for free through the Google play store. 

The application 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.

"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 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 Rajaiah Thatikonda, 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, Healthcare Innovation Cell, Ministry of Health.