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E-Mamta Card: E-Mamta project of Gujarat govt to mother and child tracking system, now taken by NRHM (National Rural Health Mission), Government of India for all other states of India.
E-Mamta is a web based application for tracking pregnant woman and child, which take care of woman throughout of pregnancy.
According to WHO (World Health organization) Report Every 5 minutes, at least one Indian woman dies during pregnancy and childbirth.
Today, Maternal Mortality and Infant Mortality are the important public health challenges.
when the mother dies children lose their primary caregiver, society is denied of their paid and unpaid labor and country forgo her contribution do economic and social development. e-Mamta and effort to counter this situation through a power of information for better management of health program and services.
Tracking of the pregnant mother is essential in providing the effective health care services to them. also, children need to be tracked for giving them essential medical care.
Hence e-Mamta Project taken up by Gujarat Govt. towards the wellbeing of expecting mothers and children.
Gujarat E-MAMTA Project
Gujarat has developed many successful social economic development model, especially during the last during decades for the welfare of the people, many of this program are resilient adaptable.
e-Mamta Project is a Gujarat initiative for mother & Child health tracking, which ultimately help in improvement in human development index, and goal of seeing well-being in the state.
The E-Mamta Project has started from January 2010.
The e-Mamta, the information management system shaped by The state rural health mission under the health and family welfare department of Gujarat to improve maternal and child health services with technical collaboration of National Informatics Centre (NIC).
E-Mamta: Mother and Child Tracking Application
The software provides for individual case base tracking of all the pregnant mother and children for antenatal care and postnatal care of the mother.
An Application covers the entire continuum of services including child immunization, nutrition and family planning services.
The e-Mamta also analyzed the data and provided feedback to health workers enabling them to render services to all eligible beneficiary in the respective area.
What is e-Mamta Project?
Mamta in Gujarati means Kindness, affection, and love. basically, the Mamta means love of a mother for her child.
It starts from regular check-up for a woman to providing them nutrition during their pregnancy, eMamta also provides family planning services.
What is Mamta Card?
A mother and child care booklet designed for providing information to caregivers about care for pregnant, lactating women and 0-3 years of Children. It provides basic information about Ante-natal check-up, newborn care, postnatal check-up.
earlier the high court had mandatory that pregnant women must obtain Mamta card to conducting sonography
from, Jan 2016 Gujarat high court rule that Mamta card is not mandatory for pregnant woman for treatment or declare their pregnancy before a public authority.
On 9th Date of every month and every Wednesday consider as ‘Mamta Divas’ for providing information and suggestions regarding coming hospital i.e Public health center regularly.
Role of e-Mamta System
the system plays the significant role in reducing mortal mortality and child mortality rates work on for stages mainly as follows.
1. family health surveys
individual health records around 8.5 million families comprise of 43 million beneficiary covers 80% population of Gujarat have already entered into system throw family health survey.
the data collected is validated through physical verification and cross-verification by district and block officials.
all woman who are pregnant and children up to 6 years are registered and provided a unique mother or child id.
3. work plans to track services
all healthcare services provided to the pregnant mothers are the track through a unique system of works plans, for a concept of works plans was used for first time in the public health through e-mama, work plans are handy, full of relevant, accurate and real-time information for services delivery and tracking the left out.
due to efficient work plan, the female health worker in the rural area feels more motivated and more enthusiastic about their work.
4. monitoring & evaluation
monitoring & evaluation of the software is done in minimum time. the system produce some report as follows
- Children immunization records
- Child growth chart – male
- Child growth chart – female
- Monthly reporting format
How e-Mamta system Works?
Step 1: Collection of Data
female health worker called as ASHA ben(Accredited social health activist) travel to the interior village every single day to collect data on the woman, child, and pregnant mother.
Family Health Survey registers of each village are to be entered.
Validation/modification of Family Health Survey data of person live death & current status
Additional information of BPL no etc & Validate/addition data through other sources like ration card, BPL survey etc
2. Fill into E-Mamta System portal e-mamta.guj.nic.in
once data is filled out manually, the next step is to entering data into the system through the online portal e-mamta.guj.nic.in
The Data Entry will be done Only once for the first time, Edit every year after survey
Generate Family Health Survey Register. (Village wise)
Pre- service list (Work plan) of Beneficiaries to all field workers for a Mamta divas and entire Month Work Plan to be returned after a month along with details of service delivery for A printed E-Mamta card with the beneficiary for recording services taken
System generated drop out list for various services to be distributed to field workers for follow-up action
3. Access of Information Anywhere and Anytime
the online portal can be accessible by anyone from district health officer to chief ministry with simple login id and password
website is simply at functional and is in the reasonable language which is Gujarat.
the website is ticker function for important announcements to pass on important information and update to the operator and doctors.
the families and health workers receive SMS reminders from the govt.
the system generates the unique family number in each member in the family to avoids duplication.
Advantages of e-Mamta Project
Major Benefits of e-Mamta Project
e-Mamta has several distinct advantages as follows
eMamta replaces the old system of sending health data from sub center to state center taking about 25-30 days. after e-Mamta communication are made in rank time.
High Monitoring Value
The system generates multiple reports on public health utility and makes gross root monitoring accurate and timely.
at state level help for the measuring performance of health to given health services. The staff involve e-Mamta program received regular training on different aspect of program
the software help in finding beneficiary wherever they located, which increase beneficiary participation is the major objective of the program.
Those who do not come voluntarily for taking the services are targeted through SMS as when a particular service is due to them.
Efficient Stock Management
Now it possible to monitoring of stock through each public health center because an entry once made are become locks and cannot be manipulated. which will Improved supply chain management of vaccines and drugs.
Communication Through SMS and Voice Massages
At the time of registration of pregnant woman, ASHA worker asked them to provide contact detail such as the mobile number for the purpose of communication.
Text messages are sent to the pregnant woman in vernacular language i.e Gujarati for their due services. same as text messages, govt also started off sending Voice message regarding their due services and reminders.
SMS send for following services:
– Welcome messages at the time of registration of system
– Reminder SMS, whenever ANC (antenatal care) due for their and checkup
– Repeated message to that woman who not visited for checkup, not register their check-up into system
– similarly customize messages for children such as due for BCG, Penta, OPV etc.
Around 1.5 crore messages are sent every year in Gujarat from E-Mamta system.
Tracking through Search function of software
the migratory mother and children can be a track through the help of search function available on 8 parameters as follows:
– Family id
– Health id
– Ration Card No.
– RSBY (Rashtriya swasthya bima yojana) Card No.
– BPL Card No
– Mobile Number
– Child date of Birth
How e-Mamta system help Health Workers?
On the based of entry or registration, monthly work plans are generated to the area of that health worker called as ASHA Ben. the system generated information as follows:
– woman are pregnant
– woman due for its delivery
– children are due for the immunization
based on customizing workplace, the health worker can contact that person for the check-up of woman and children
e-Mamta connect with other services
once registration of pregnant woman is done, based on data available such as expected date of delivery of mother. such entire data of particular region or area can be sent to 108 services may consider as Gujarat govt program called Khilkhilat, so 108 can contact directly to the pregnant woman.
The Mamta program is compatible with the program like Rashtriya swasthya Bima Yojana, Aadhar Unique ID and school health etc. integrated with child development scheme actives.
Mother and Child Tracking System in India
The program under NRHM (The National Rural Health Mission), this program is taken up by the govt. of India for replication in all the states.
Gujarat has provided detailed technical training to most of the state already and program of various stages of implementation in the different stage.
Future plans of Gujarat E-Mamta Project
- Developing Applications for major diseases
- Complete Health Record
- Registration of private providers and giving them access for data entry and health records-Maternity homes in the first phase
- Integration with E-Seva and E-gram to make Immunisation Records and Health Records available on demand