A mobile application ‘m-sakhi’ will be launched in UP to supervise work for improving maternal, neonatal and child healthcare. The app will aim to streamline the work done by accredited social health activists (ASHA), Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM) and anganwadi workers in the said field. In its initial phase, the launch will be implemented in the five districts of the state.
Qualcomm, providing technical support to the project, has signed an agreement with state agency State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency (SIFSA) and National Health Mission through ‘IntraHealth’.
“m-sakhi was launched in November last year as a pilot project in Badagaon block in Jhansi district. From next month, a detailed project ‘m-Sehat’ would be launched in Kannauj, Bareilly, Sitapur, Mirzaour and Faizabad districts in which m-sakhi would also be included,” Country Head of IntraHealth, Laboni Jana said.
Senior Manager of Qualcomm, Anirban Mukerjee said that ASHA and ANM workers would be given application equipped mobile phones during training.
The work done by frontline workers would reach senior officers through dashboard, which would facilitate supervision at block and district levels, he said.
Mukerjee added that anganbari workers would also be associated with “m-sakhi” project.