I&PR Press Release

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08 May 2012
Publicity Cell

18:18 IST
GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE I.T. INITIATIVES IN HEALTH DEPARTMENT Commissionerate of Health and Family Welfare is responsible for planning, implementation facilitation, coordination, supervision and monitoring of all activities relating to health. The CH&FW comprises the following divisions: Directorate of Public Health & Family Welfare, AP Vaidya Vidhana Parishad, Directorate of IPM, Indian Institute of Health & Family Welfare. The above specialized departments carryout various activities for the benefit of public in preventing, promoting and curative services. About 1 lakh employees are working in various capacities of Health department and are striving to achieve the goals envisaged by the Govt. from time to time. However, a plat form is required to translate the upward & downward communication that are required to perform the roles assigned to various functionaries in Health sector. CH&FW have conceived an idea of developing a tool to retrieve the various intra & inter departmental correspondence and guidelines issued by the Govt. for the implementation of various interventions in maintenance of public health in AP. Today 8.5.2012 at 11 am the Principal Secretary to Govt., HM&FW department launched a web portal “http://cfw.ap.nic.in” for the benefit of people of A.P in general and various functionaries in health sector in particular. The web portal shall provide information on the guidelines in implementation of various programmes, orders issued by the CH&FW & Other HODs, vis-à-vis correspondence made at the district level. In light of the implementation of Right to Information Act in its true vigour, the above web portal shall provide all the inputs to the people of Andhra Pradesh. Praveen Prakash, IAS Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare