One of the prime focus of National Health Mission (NHM) is to reduce infant mortality rates (IMR), maternal mortality rates (MMR) and to ensure quality services to pregnant women and children across the country. Capturing information in an integrated reporting system is equally important for evidence based decision making.
It was in the light of above Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India designed an innovative name based system i.e. Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) portal to capture information on all RCH related services including family planning, maternal health, Child health and immunization.
Reproductive & Child Health (RCH) "an augmented version of MCTS" application has been designed for early identification and tracking of the individual beneficiary throughout the reproductive lifecycle. Application facilitates timely delivery of full component of antenatal, postnatal & delivery services and tracking of children for complete immunization services.
RCH portal meets the requirements of RMNCH program with provision of Family Planning services, Quality & comprehensive ANCs and alerts to ANMs, Beneficiaries and Health Managers.
More than a decade of research has shown that small and affordable
measures can significantly, reduce the health risks that women face when they become pregnant. Most maternal deaths could be prevented if women had access to appropriate health care during pregnancy, childbirth and immediately afterwards.