Samsung Signs MoU with Govt. of Karnataka, Provides 1,000 Galaxy Tab Iris Devices for Public Health Centers

by March 10, 2017 0 comments

Samsung India has entered into a partnership with the Government of Karnataka to help the state efficiently manage its public healthcare facilities.

As part of the agreement, Samsung Research & Development Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B) handed over 1,000 Samsung Tab IRIS to the Department of Health, Government of Karnataka. Samsung Tab IRIS, the first commercial tablet to be approved by UIDAI for Aadhaar and KYC verification, would enable Public Health Centers (PHC) in the state to build their database in a digital format.

This association is aimed towards providing advanced technological support in the management of medical subsidies and operations at PHCs in the state more efficiently.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore, and Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka.

Samsung Tab IRIS is SIM enabled and has the capability to scan the Iris of an individual, which can then be linked to Aadhaar. This would help PHCs to generate various value added reports to facilitate decision making by the Health Department. This integration of technology with the help of Samsung Tab IRIS aims to centrally consolidate information related to PHC administration such as patient treatment, diagnosis, deliveries and drug availability from various locations along with GPS information.

“We are confident that Samsung’s world class technology will help us manage our public healthcare facilities more efficiently. Digitizing the database is very important for our public health centers as it will lead to better planning and decision making at a state as well as central level,” said Shri. Ramesh Kumar, Hon’ble Minister, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka.workout

The digital database of these Public Health Centers would have the capability to provide information regarding implementation of various welfare schemes such as post-natal care kit for BPL/SC/ST women, Janani Suraksha Yojana, and others at the PHC level. This would provide information support to the Government to proactively intervene for improved health of citizens and target its welfare schemes more efficiently.

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