Web based system launched to monitor malnourished children

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DSC_3368Jharkhand Chief Minister Shri Raghubar Das today launched a web based system,developed by UNICEF,to monitor severe acute malnourished children (SAM) in the state.

The web based and SMS based system will track each SAM child, monitor weight gained by malnourished children and assess bed occupancy in MTCs. The system will send messages to sahiyas and anganwadi so that they can counsel caregivers of the malnourished children and bring them to the MTC for follow up.

This information will be sent through SMS to the Principal Secretaries, Department of Health and Family Welfare & Women and Child Development; MD NRHM; department officials of Health & ICDS to improve linkages and referrals, as well as establish good coordination between these two department.

There are 88 MTCs in the state, 3-4 in every district in the state with bed capacity to treat about 25,000 SAM children every year.

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