Two lakh Anganwadis to be upgraded in the first phase
The need towards upgrading the skill set of Anganwadi workers and improving the existing healthcare infrastructure has received an impetus, thanks to the Union budget proposal towards upgrading two lakh Anganwadis.
In view of this, tech piloting agency Ease of Doing Business Division (EoDB), has opened applications for start-ups, Indian and global healthcare tech companies to provide their best Technology, Products and Services (TPS) and play a major role in digitization of the world’s largest rural healthcare system for an advanced digital uplift.
“Allocation in the Union Budget for upgradation of two-lakh Anganwadis under the ‘Saksham Anganwadis’ scheme is a testimony of government’s commitment towards fostering inclusive growth, welfare and stronger health system in the country. The applications are invited to showcase advanced TPS from Tech companies deeply rooted in making healthcare ecosystem easy, safe and secure and most importantly affordable for commercial pilot,” said Abhijeet Sinha, National Program Director of the flagship Ease of Doing Business programme.
According to him, EoDB Services is amongst the leading emerging tech piloting agencies involved in such crucial technology pilots of national interest. Submissions have been invited within two weeks, details of which are available here.
Anganwadi upgrade must to improve rural health ecosystem
The upgradation of Anganwadis is essential and will play a critical role in improving the rural health ecosystem. This project aims at empowering India’s frontline health workers (FLHWs) by training and upskilling them on a digital platform, assisting them to securely record medical data on an easy to use and highly accessible digital platform.
As part of the pilot project, FLHWs will be provided with devices such as tablets and smartphones, enabling online training even in remote areas of the country and record health data of patients at the time of care, Dr Sabine Kapasi, Member, Healthcare – Working Group at EoDB said.
The health database developed as a part of this pilot will act as a starting point to understand our population health and can contribute to the development of more structured Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for our nation in coming years. The pilot will consist of digital registries of health providers and health facilities, unique health identity, and universal access to health facilities, she added.