Monday, 16 December 2013

Mother and Child Tracking System

The Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS)
The Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) was introduced in December 2009. MCTS is a comprehensive system which facilitates in ensuring timely delivery of full spectrum of health care services to pregnant women and children up to 5 years of age through name based tracking of each beneficiary. 

This is expected to help in reduction of infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR).
This is being done by:
·        Capturing detailed information of beneficiaries like unique ID, name, address, contact details, location and caste.

·        Generation of work-plan for ANMs and ASHAs for timely delivery of due service to beneficiaries. 

·        Use of mobile-based SMS technology to communicate with beneficiaries and grassroots level health care service providers as  well as heath and family welfare policy makers, health managers and health administrators at different tiers of the health care delivery system.

·        FAQ and Notice Board for redressing the query of health providers and coordinators and providing news and notifications of States and MOHFW to all users.
The Mother and Child Tracking System has been introduced in all the districts and Health Blocks of the country.
An end to end solution integrating MCTS with CPSMS has been developed to facilitate payments directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. 
In all 2,14,725 beneficiaries have been paid an amount of Rs.18,70,63,390, through online transactions directly into their account, till 4th December, 2013.
This was stated by ShriGhulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Heath and Family Welfare, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

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