Localization Technology in Health Sector: A Study of PCTS in Rajasthan
6 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019
Date Written: February 24, 2019
In any society the most susceptible and at risk sections are woman and children and when it comes to health services perspective the problem becomes severe especially in the case of pregnant woman and infants health. The advancement in technology doesn’t fulfil its purpose till it caters to the need of this section in terms of improvement in their lives and better access to services. The pregnancy and child immunization is key of any health system and it is necessary to ensure the time specific and quality services in this context. For this purpose only, Government of Rajasthan developed a tracking system known as pregnancy child tracking and health services management system (PCTS). PCTS was built, designed and developed by the National Informatics Centre as an Integrated system for Health information management system (HIMS). This is a name based tracking system through which a pregnant woman and child will be tracked for ANCs and immunization. The thought behind this is to improve service delivery to the rural areas in the state of Rajasthan, India. This study was conducted to analyse the different tools and techniques used in tracking the mother and child from child tracking and health services management system (PCTS). Main objective of the study was to study and analyse the issues and challenges in the application of PCTS in Rajasthan. The study shows that PCTS has been successful to an extent in providing basic health care services to pregnant woman and child but still there are many issues which need to be addressed to make it more prompt and more comprehensive in approach.
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