New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the Mother and Child Tracking Facilitation Centre at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, here on Friday.
The Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) initiative was launched under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in December 2009.
While earlier a call centre operated from the ministry premises, the new Facilitation Centre is expected to reach out to a much larger number of pregnant and feeding mothers through the larger infrastructure.
MCTS is a name based online service that captures the details of pregnant women and children up to five years and tracks delivery of due services to them. Over 10.5 crore pregnant women and children have been registered in MCTS till now, according to a statement by the health ministry.
The aim of MCTS is to ensure that every pregnant woman gets complete and quality ante and post natal care and every child receives a full range of immunisation services.
Azad said the tracking system would help gather valuable data from states on the health schemes and facilities reaching the beneficiaries. This will help to better the facilities and also evaluate them, he added.