First-of-its kind survey to list all hospitals in the countr
The Central government is working on launching a nationwide census that will cover all healthcare providers in the country, as reported by The New Indian Express (TNIE). This first-of-its-kind survey, called the National Health Resource Repository, will cover primary, secondary as well as tertiary healthcare.

“Through the survey, all the establishments, government as well as private were asked to provide details such as geo-coordinates, working hours, details of employees and their educational qualification, details of physical infrastructure and, availability of medical services and diagnostic equipment and a host of other details,” a senior official told this newspaper. “We mostly have only the most basic details like number of hospitals and beds and medical staff, but no other elaborate statistics are available.”

The hospitals will be geo-tagged with help of the ISRO. Another official explained that the exercise is now delayed by a few months. “This is an important project to understand where our hospitals, particularly secondary and tertiary care centres, stand. The details could go a long way in fine-tuning the policy framework of the PM's Jan Aarogya Yojana.”

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