Woman doctor in Maharashtra develops digital primary health centrePress Trust of India
A woman doctor in a rural district is working on a fully digitized primary health center , in terms of equipment and data. Operating from Patonda village in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district, she has incorporated technology and healthcare into one.
She has also designed a digital platform for the PHC called ‘Arogyadootam 2016’. “Taking cue from the Center’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, I have digitised the PHC with advanced equipment of primary treatment and diagnosis for the benefit of villagers,” Dr Manisha Lalchand Mahajan said.
The PHC has the latest digital pulse oximeter, glucometer, apparatus to check blood pressure, thermometer, nebuliser, digital weight machine, etc, she said. “Using software system, I have made PHC work paperless,” the doctor said.
The software ensures proper registration of patients at Out Patients Department (OPD), complete digital records of pathology and health record of patients, online pharmacy browser for searching medicines, etc. It also provides alert to parents for vaccination of children, section-wise monthly reports, keeps a real-time tab on medical stocks, setting targets and reminders for doctors at the PHC, Dr Mahajan said.