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  Project Name


JSS cell phone



JSS (Jan Swasthya Sahyog)










  Budget Approved


$ 0


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Vasundhara Rangaswamy


Bay Area









JSS cell phone project aims to empower Health workers with cell phones and recharge support. Introduction of celli-medicine has increased efficiency of health care provided in rural CG





Besides increasing efficiency of health care provided, lives saved, JSS is trying to convince the govt. to introduce/provide cell phones to govt. health workers as well. There have been talks of provisions of cell phones to ASHA and Mitanin workers





1. Share the clinical complaints of a sick person and seek a second opinion with a more senior health worker for decision making. 2. Check with a senior person about the dose of drugs, investigations to be advised, and deciding the urgency of referral 3. Asking a more central health service for transport support such as an ambulance in case of an emergency. 4. The referral centre can communicate any reports or advice to the health worker who may have referred a particular patient. 5. Pictures of clinical problems can also be sent to a consultant for opinion and decision making. 6. Health workers can also communicate with each other for administrative issues and for more efficient work planning.



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