Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country for running Newborn Intensive Care Unit in every district. Nearly 54 Newborn Intensive Care Units are operating in the state out of which 49 are operating in district hospitals and the remaining 5 in medical colleges. Other states in the country are also adopting this considering these intensive care units running in Madhya Pradesh as role model. So far more than 5 lakh 48 thousand newborns have been treated through these units.
A monitoring software has been developed in Madhya Pradesh for monitoring of the service of the Newborn Intensive Care Units, comparative analysis of the various units and review of improvements in performance of these units with time. Lauding the working of the units, Government of India has recommended use of such units in all states of the country.
This software has been awarded first prize by MAP I.T. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has awarded prize of Rs 2 lakhs, trophy and certificate to “Facility Based New Born Care Database Software” in Innovative Use of ICT category for Best Practices in e-Governance. Madhya Pradesh has also been awarded for New Brand Survival by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry during National Summit of Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care System in India organized in Shimla in year 2015.