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Proposal Number: 5968

Domain: Healthcare

Theme(s): Electronic decision support systems for primary care providers/ front line workers
Maternal and child health

Supporting Central Government Agency: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 103.90

Principal Investigator: Nishant Chakravorty

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Co-Investigators:
Jayanta Mukhopadhyay ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Analava Mitra ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Swadeep Kumar Singh ,Vejovis Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Domain: Healthcare

Project Title

Development of a portable decision support tool for screening high risk antenatal cases at household level by community health workers

Web Abstract

Inadequate screening of high risk ante-natal cases and delayed referral and management attribute to large number of maternal and child deaths. We intend to empower healthcare workers (HCW) with latest technologies and enhance affordable comprehensive primary health service to ANC. The proposed technology will enable the HCW to screen and provide well-timed referral of high risk cases for anemia, pre­eclampsia and gestational diabetes – major causes of preventable maternal morbidity/mortality and bridge the gaps in primary health care needs. Further, the user-friendly system intended to be developed is also expected to reduce the burden of the health-care workers by moving towards a faster and paperless data collection with easily identifiable indicators for high-risk cases. The low cost, user-friendly, semi-quantitative assessment tools developed will help in reducing subjective bias generating a huge amount of valuable data assisting policy makers to channelize their efforts more efficiently.