The Telangana government has collaborated with Microsoft India to adopt their cloud-based analytics solution for Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, a children healthcare screening programme.
The State Government will also make use of Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE), the artificial intelligence platform for eye screening.
“We are very pleased to announce that Telangana will be the first state in India to bring AI in Public Health Screening and we are excited about how technology has the potential to make great social impact. I am extremely happy with the collaboration between our Health and IT Departments and Microsoft which has resulted in a solution that is going to make a huge difference to the lives of the people in our country, starting with our state,” said Minister of IT, Government of Telangana K T Rama Rao.
Commenting on this initiative Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Government of Telangana, said, “This initiative in partnership with Microsoft can potentially touch up to 60 lakh children who will be screened for health conditions under the RBSK program. The Government of Telangana signed an MoU with Microsoft last year to identify areas of collaboration primarily in eGovernance, Health, Agriculture, Education, Skilling, as well as the modernization of State Data Centers.”
Microsoft India will work with the Government of Telangana to leverage existing technologies and infrastructure for immediate interventions of vision impairment cases including refractive error, cataract, eye surgery outcomes and eyesight problems, as well as derive deeper insights around eyecare.