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Govt of Bihar and NEC Partner to Provide Preventive Health Check Services

For the first part of this project, the Government of Bihar and NEC will conduct a pilot trial from 10th February to 5th April 2020.

The Government of Bihar, NEC Corporation and NEC Technologies India (NEC) have announced a collaboration in the area of preventive healthcare services.

This collaboration is aimed at promoting the health and wellness of citizens in the state of Bihar, India, by offering a periodic, home-visit health check, and encouraging citizens to change their lifestyle habits to mitigate the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

For the first part of this project, the Government of Bihar and NEC will conduct a pilot trial from 10th February to 5th April 2020. During the period, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA(1)), appointed by the Government of Bihar, will provide a complimentary door to door health check for the approximately 5,000 citizens who are participating in this pilot on a voluntary basis.

In this pilot, the ASHAs will collect details such as the height, weight, waist measurement and living habits of residents in Bihar. Based on the results, ASHAs will provide health advice and, where necessary, arrange for a consultation with an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM(2)) for further examination.

“As a leading provider of technology solutions, we are delighted to collaborate with the Government of Bihar to provide health services at the home. Through this partnership, we hope to bring a positive change towards healthcare in the state, unlock new opportunities for community health workers and bring additional value to citizens,” Piyush Sinha, Deputy Managing Director, NEC Technologies India.

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