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Health Ministry of India teams up with Dell to Launch an App for Non-Communicable Diseases

Dell Technologies in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Tata Trusts on Tuesday announced they have developed a mobile application for the management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at the government primary health centres (PHCs) across the country. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes and heart disease account for 63% mortality in India. One in four people in India are at risk of dying from an NCD before reaching the age of 70, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Tackling this critical & widespread health issue warrants extensive collaboration and partnership. In 2018, Dell in collaboration with MoHFW and its ecosystem of partners created the NCD IT system, based on Dell’s Digital LifeCare and have worked together to scale it across 28 states and Union Territories to reach 496 districts across India.

Supporting the company’s goal to leverage technology to advance health, education and economic opportunity to deliver enduring results for 1 billion people by 2030, to date over 75+ million individuals have been enrolled in the system."We believe in transforming lives with technology and aim to impact 1 billion lives globally by 2030. Our ongoing association with MoHFW and Tata Trusts is to work towards advancing healthcare conditions and supporting our communities with the right infrastructure. The launch of PHC Mobile Application is a step closer to this and we look forward to create more awareness about NCDs, support our healthcare workers with the right tools and help them in the fight against NCDs." Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, Dell Technologies India, said in a statement.

Hon'ble Minister, while appreciating the efforts of over 7 crore enrolments across 28 states/UTs in less than three years, has further requested the States/UTs in deploying the NCD system for effective management of the NCDs

Launching the NCD PHC Mobile App developed by MoHFW in partnership with Dell Technologies and Tata Trusts, the Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan mentioned that the new App will improve the screening and management of the patients suffering from NCDs. Hon'ble Minister, while appreciating the efforts of over 7 crore enrolments across 28 states/UTs in less than three years, has further requested the States/UTs in deploying the NCD system for effective management of the NCDs.

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