The ministry feels that prevention and awareness about non-communicable diseases which are largely linked with lifestyle, dietary habits, lack of exercise, etc. will go a long way in ensuring that the country remains healthy. India can reap the benefits of its demographic dividend only when the youth of the country grow up to be healthy citizens, it feels.
The ministry has recently launched the ‘Swasth Bharat Mobile application’ and ‘ANM Online application-ANMOL’. ANMOL is a tablet-based application that allows ANMs to enter and updated data for beneficiaries of their jurisdiction. This will ensure more prompt entry and updation of data as well as improve the data quality since the data will be entered “at source” by providers of health services themselves. Since the application is Aadhaar-enabled, it will help in authentication of the records of field workers and beneficiaries.