DEMOGRAPHY & EVALUATION CELL
The Demography and Evaluation Cell is the focal point in the Health Directorate, which monitors the implementation of HMIS and MCTS across the State.
The physical progress of Health Programmes in general and RCH programmes in Particular are captured through Health Management Information System (HMIS), which is an web based data transfer system of GOI. The Data components of HMIS formats as per the guidelines of GOI are captured from the lowest level i.e., from Sub Centers to District Level Hospitals. Around 12,500 health institutions are regularly uploading the monthly data on the web.
The Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS), the flagship programme of GOI, was implemented throughout the state from 1st of April 2010. The uploading of MCTS data directly on web portal started from 1st of January 2011. The tracking of individual pregnant women for the services they are due during pregnancy till they deliver the healthy baby, is closely monitored at all levels. The newly born baby is tracked for immunization as per standard immunization schedule.
The GIS in Health is very much useful in decision making, planning and preparing action plans. As of now the latitude, longitude and shape files of all the Health Institutions and its boundaries have been created. This data can be used in web application for public access and also for the departmental administrative review and planning.