The Telangana government has signed an agreement with Microsoft India to adopt cloud-based analytics solution for Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, a healthcare screening programme for children.

It will also use Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE), the artificial intelligence platform with multiple stakeholders, for eye screening.

In November 2016, the government launched a pilot to test the technology to get insights into health conditions covered under the RBSK programme.

“We found that vision impairment is one of the most prevalent health issues among children. In order to address this, we have decided to adopt MINE,” a government statement has said.

The government is now planning to scale this up to cover more children in the state.