Save The Baby Girl

A monitoring solution for medical centres having sonography machines

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Kolhapur, Maharashtra, INDIA
IN India
Web http://savethebabygirl.in/home.aspx
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In development

About the project Edit

The solution offered by Save the Baby Girl campaign consists of a monitoring solution for medical centres having sonography machines. To ensure that no under reporting or false reporting takes place, a device called The Silent Observer is connected to the the sonography machine. This device captures the output stream from the equipment and the captured data can then sent to the authorities.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Magnum OpusTM is one of the pioneers in providing M-Governance services with focusing on providing interactive and effective messaging solutions to have more effective communication at the cheapest rates saving lots of time & money of the officials with assured accuracy and delivery.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Although true equality will come about only when there is a change in the collective psyche of the people, yet this project can also have a positive impact and help to restore gender balance in the society.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Winner of Manthan Awards 2010, Digital Inclusion for Development, South Asia, (Category - Jurors' Distinctions)
Selective abortion has been in existence ever since gender-identification became possible through ultrasound technology. It is estimated that the birth of nearly 10 million girls may have been prevented by selective abortions in the past 20 years. The gender composition in India has worsened in last few decades. Demographically the sex ratio has increased from 927 females per 1000 males to 933 from the Census of 1991 to that of 2001, however, this ratio is alarmingly decreasing among children in the age group of 0-6. The child sex ratio in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, is one of the worst in the state, i.e. 839, next to only Mumbai and Thane. The number of ultra-sonography centres here, in 2010, is 232. Save the Baby Girl project does not only overcome the shortcomings in enforcement of laws but also addresses issues like improper maintenance of records by sonography centers and strict monitoring on all centers.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Launched by the District administration of Kolhapur, the Save the Baby Girl initiative is an attempt to tackle the malpractices of sex-determination and selective abortion. Despite many laws framed to deal with the issue, government agencies have been unable to keep in check the illegal abortions performed by medical practioners.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

Magnum OpusTM is one of the leading companies in ME-GovernanceTM sector (Mobile & E-Governance) for more the past three years. Magnum OpusTM has developed and successfully implemented various software projects and products at number of Government departments ranging from Indian Army, Sports department, various collector offices to local Municipal Corporation. Magnum OpusTM has developed various online and offline solutions and products such as Inward–Outward and file tracking software, election randomization software, Establishment software and many more.


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