Integrated Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child Health & Nutrition Program (IRMNCH & NP) with the support of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has taken the initiative of improving the delivery structure of key health services through monitoring and collection of data through Android applications and dashboards.
The digital interventions collect records of daily activities, geo map location and pictorial evidence of the tasks through smartphones and applications provided to Field Program Officers (FPOs), Social Organizers (SOs), Lady Health Supervisors (LHSs) by PITB. IRMNCH-LHS App is developed to reduce maternal, new born and child morbidity and mortality, promote family planning services and enhance the nutritional status of women and children. Through the application, critical data is captured by Lady Health Supervisors (LHSs) regarding activities of Lady Health Workers (LHWs) and Community Midwives (CMWs) and relayed to the dashboard for presentation at the highest level for decision making and planning.
It enables the decision makers to monitor the components such as compliance, coverage, knockdown indicators and monthly reports. The application aids the 1800 LHSs to keep a check on 45,000+ LHWs and approx. 3000 CMWs in Punjab under the program of IRMNCH. These applications record the pre & post natal service delivery along with spot checks of LHWs & CMWs coverage area to measure services rendered. We have received 189,177 entries from August 2017 till now.