Chennai: Feb 17, 2011
A software will soon be used in Primary Health Centres in the state of Tamil Nadu India to keep tabs on the mother throughout her ante-natal period and the child until the age of one year. The software will generate a unique number will be generated for every pregnant woman to maintain a record of their weight, scan results, anemia and nutrition details. With the inability to closely follow-up on women during their pregnancy period impairing its ability to bring down maternal mortality rate, the State government has rolled up its sleeves to address the problem. The Directorate of Public Health has commissioned the use of the Pregnancy Infant COHORT Monitoring Evaluation (PICME) software for all staff members, primarily in all primary health centres (PHC), and for outreach workers.
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