e-warehouse launched to mark World Population Day

The e-warehouse portal, developed with the help of UNICEF, gives IEC material of four departments - health, education, women and child and panchayat raj. It will provide information regarding various government schemes and public awareness messages to improve mother and child health.

With the help of e-vyavastha, a common man can now directly complain to the health minister about lack of facilities in a Primary Health Centre (PHC) or health centre by sending a mail. Though this facility was already present, it is now available online.
Health Secretary Dr E V Ramana Reddy explained that Keonics, the firm providing software support, will analyse, categorise and provide acknowledgement slips to people, who send their mails to the minister. 
"The aim of these programmes is to highlight the importance of family planning. The population of India has grown five-folds in the last 100 years," said Dr Reddy. While Karnataka, which has a population of 6 crores, fares better than northern states, there is still lot to be achieved, he added.

Dr M R Mohanraju, Project Director, Reproductive and Child Health (RCH), said family planning should not remain a government programme and there should be community participation. He added that putting an end to early marriage and delaying the first child by two or three years after marriage would help in family planning. “Delay the first, postpone the second and prevent the third, should be the motto,” he said.  

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