Digitisation will bring social transformation: Chandrakar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jul 2018 11:44:02



The Health Minister further said that social awareness is being created by the Health Department through ‘Peeko Video’

Staff Reporter

Health and Family Welfare Minister Ajay Chandrakar said that digital technology would be an effective medium to bring social transformation in the State. He was addressing a programme at Hotel Babylon Inn in Raipur on Wednesday. The Health Minister inaugurated “Digital Madhyam Se Samvad”. The event was organised by the National Health Mission, USD and Digital Green. Mitanins Sohani Banjare, Pomin Dewangan, Parvati Mandwi, Santi Patauthi and Hemlata Sahu from Rajnandgaon district were also honoured at the function.

The Health Minister further said that social awareness is being created by the Health Department through ‘Peeko Video’. People are being made aware about family planning, maternal and infant mortality, malnourishment and other health related issues, he added. Health Department Secretary Niharika Barik said that audio-video visual medium is a powerful media to reach the masses. Digital media will help in spreading awareness among the ignorant people.

Health Director Ranu Sahu, National Health Mission Managing Director Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure, Director of Medical Education Dr A K Chandrakar, Director of Health and Family Planning Dr R R Shahni, USD Regional Director Dr Amit Shah, Digital Green Country Head Vinay Kumar and other officials attended the programme.