Kerala CM Inaugurates e-Health Kerala scheme at Peroorkada Hospital
Posted on:28 Jan 2017 09:32:08
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28 January 2017 Current Affairs: The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan launched the IT Project, e-Health Kerala which is named Jeevan Rekha on January 25, 2017 at Peroorkada Model Government Hospital.
The project has been developed by the Health Department in association with the state IT Mission. It aims to create a centralized database that will have the complete healthcare records of all the citizens in the state through the digitization of government hospitals.
The pilot project would be launched in Thiruvananthapuram. After this the project will be launched in two phases. In the first phase seven districts would be covered including Kollam, Malappuram, Kasargod, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kannur and Ernakulam. The remaining districts would be covered in the second phase.
The Health Minister of state K K Shylaja distributed 8,000 tablet computers to health workers to conduct the public health survey for creating the database.
The comprehensive health project costs around Rs. 96 crore which has been funded mostly by the central government.
The project will benefit the citizens to avail the medical benefits without the need go to the hospitals. They can use the unique IDs generated for each citizen to view their health documents from anywhere.
Besides, the project will allow the state to closely monitor the health of its people and can take effective control measures over contagious diseases.
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