Hyderabad: The village-level female health care workers Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) in the State will now have a Tab with custom-made software ANMOL (ANM Online) that will enable them to go paperless while recording vital health care statistics and other records of patients.
On Tuesday, Health Minister, Dr. C. Laxma Reddy launched the ANMOL application and the Tab which will facilitate ANMs maintain patient data in digital format and have it automatically backed-up in a central server.
The ANMOL Tab will be distributed to all the 4,900 ANMs who are working in various parts of the State. The health authorities said that very soon representatives from UNICEF will train the ANMs to use the Tabs and software efficiently.
ANMs provide vital primary health care services at the village level to pregnant women, mothers and infants. Apart from this, they are also responsible to collect healthcare data of the local population.
To record the patient-data, each ANM is supposed to carry anywhere between 10 and 15 registers to record health indicators. At times, carrying so many registers led to tardy patient data recording and occasionally compromising the integrity of the statistics.
However, thanks to ANMOL, the ANMs can carry the Tab and record all the details and upload the informatino to a central server. The Tabs can also work in offline mode, which will save all the data till the internet connectivity is restored.