New Delhi. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched e-dental service website and mobile apps in New Delhi today. It is the first national digital platform for oral health information. This is an important step towards digital health. Through website and mobile app, e-dental service will reach 100 crore people. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also released a brain book and voice over for the visually impaired.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that such an initiative has been started after being inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India program. E-Dantseva is the first national digital platform, which provides oral health information through websites and mobile apps. Poor dental health adversely affects all aspects of a person’s development. The hollowing of teeth and periodic dental diseases is a common complaint of the people of India. Infectious diseases of teeth can cause serious diseases. This initiative of the ministry in collaboration with AIIMS and other stakeholders will make people aware about oral health.
E-dental service includes National Mouth Health Program, list of all dental colleges and facilities, information and communication related material and a unique feature ‘Symptom Check’. These include teeth care, prevention of diseases, methods of treatment. The user can also get information about the nearest dental hospital. The GPRS guide / photographs / satellite photographs are also included in the website.
Braille is the primary method of obtaining information for the visually impaired. Braille booklets and voice-over of oral health will give them information about dental health. In the program, two visually impaired children read the Braille booklet and showed that these booklets are highly useful for them. The National Mouth Health Program was started in 2014.