Real-time data sharing among rural health workers can save lives
The need of the hour is for administrators across the country to get our frontline workers (and their data) to talk to each other in real time
Smartphones and tablets are no longer the preserve of technoparks and financial districts. According to a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India report from 2017, there are a little over 500 million mobile subscribers in rural India, of whom 109 million own smartphones. In 2016, the Boston Consulting Group reported that 70% of rural internet users use social networks while 30% use chat applications with search, purchases and other motives figuring in the list.