Haryana Goes Hi-tech to Curb Female Foeticide
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04 July 2011
It has introduced a 'Mother and Child Tracking' software to curb this menace and ensure timely health check-ups of mothers and children
The Haryana Health Department has developed a 'Mother and Child Tracking' software to curb the menace of female foeticide and ensure timely health check-ups of mothers and children.
The Health Department spokesperson said that the software has already been uploaded in the computers installed in all Community Health Centres (CHCs).
Health workers have been roped in for the registration of mothers and children through this software, reports IANS.
The spokesman said that officials and health workers had been asked to identify and register the pregnant women in their respective areas.
Information collected by the health workers would be fed in the computers of health centres and information would be made available online.
"Officers of the department would regularly monitor the information regarding pregnant women and children and take effective steps to check the menace of female foeticide in the state," he added.
Haryana has the worst sex ratio in the country, with only 877 females per 1,000 males as per estimates of Census-2011.
However, the state improved its sex ratio from dismal 861 females per 1,000 males recorded in the 2001 census.