Reach of Mother and Child Tracking Software project to be expanded to include OPDs
The Centre's Mother and Child Tracking Software (MCTS) project is running successfully in all 14 maternity homes of the Pune Municipal Corporation, and now the civic body plans to launch it in 10 different OPDs in the city to broaden its implementation and benefit more women.
Under MCTS, pregnant women approaching a PMC hospital are registered using a centralised software and closely monitored. All the requirements of registered mothers are noted in the software and the women get reminder SMSes through the centralised system.
“SMSes for the due date will be sent and if the women do not reach the hospital, our staff contacts them and requests them to get admitted if the due date is past,” Dr Sanjiv Wavare of the PMC said. “This software also sends a message on the mobile phone at the time of immunisation scheduled after pregnancy.”
So far around 7,500 women have been registered. “Every women registered with the software gets benefited even if she is not in town, as she can be treated in other civic body hospitals as the data of the women is available to all civic body hospitals,” Wavare said.
The software that was so far available only at maternity homes will from next week be with the OPDs that have been registered for it. “There will be 10 OPDs from various areas, including Erandwane, Vishrantwadi, Sahakarnagar, Kalyaninagar and many more,” Wavare said. A sister from every maternity home also does a survey and gets pregnant women from nearby areas registered.