Mobile Health Service ‘Kilkari’ Launched In India

  • Union Ministers Prof. S P Singh Baghel and Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar launched the Kilkari Mobile Health program in Gujarat and Maharashtra. 
  • The program offers weekly, accessible, accurate, and pertinent 72 audio messages about reproductive maternal, neonatal, and child health care to targeted beneficiaries. 
  • The initiative aligns with the government’s commitment to prioritize public health infrastructure and strengthen citizen-centric health services. 
  • Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar attributed the launch to the rapid transformation of the health sector in India, aligning with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for a Digital Health India. 
  • The Kilkari program is a centralized interactive voice response (IVR) based mobile health service that delivers free, weekly, time-appropriate 72 audio messages about pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare directly to families’ mobile phones. 
  • The Mobile Academy is a free audio training course designed to expand and refresh the knowledge of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and improve their communication skills via their mobile phones. 
  • The Mobile Academy is operational in 17 States/UTs except Chandigarh with six languages: Hindi, Bhojpuri, Oriya, Assamese, Bengali & Telugu version.
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