New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Friday launched the first of its kind maternal and child information system that will link maternity homes and child welfare centers.
The new system called, the Maternal and Child Welfare Information System (MCWIS), will ensure better health facilities for children.
The system was launched MCD commissioner K S Mehra.
“The new system will help maternity homes and centers to track antenatal — the systematic medical supervision of women during pregnancy — registration, create database for expecting mothers and share patients’ folders with other hospitals etc. This will also allow physicians to view lab reports and follow the progress of a pregnant woman and know the outcome of the pregnancy,” said Mehra.
With the new system in place now immediately after the birth of a child, a child card will be made available online and a person will be able to follow the development of the baby.
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“Recognising the importance and need of information technology in all spheres of civic services, the IT department took a pioneering step in initiating the use of IT application in different areas of healthcare,” said Director (hospital administration) Madhu Jain.
The system will interlink 33 maternity homes, 115 centers, 35 welfare centers, seven Indian Population Project Units, 25 health centers and 105 health posts in MCD.
A senior MCD official also said that the system can also be used to investigate the number of female foeticide cases in the city with the help of online registration of pregnancies and it would be connected to that of online registration of birth.