Surveillance Platform Proposed By NITI Aayog To Strengthen I
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NITI Aayog has proposed setting up of a Surveillance Information Platform as it plans to strengthen India’s public health surveillance system. It will store, analyse, and auto-generate relevant reports and will remain a repository for further analysis and research while complementing the available surveillance information.

The Aayog has envisaged key building blocks as part of the vision including an interdependent federated system of governance architecture between the Centre and states and enhanced use of new data collection and sharing mechanisms for surveillance based on unitized, citizen-centric comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) with a unique health identifier (UHID).

According to the Aayog, this is used in every clinical, laboratory, or pharmacy visit and for vertical disease control programs. The periodic surveys are positioned as additional complementary methods to reassess the incidence and prevalence of diseases or risk factors, to adjust and refine standard case definitions periodically, to define epidemic thresholds, and to refine response levels and measures.

Further, it has suggested prioritizing diseases that can be targeted for elimination as a public health problem, regularly improving core support functions and establishing mechanisms to streamline data sharing, capture, analysis, and dissemination for action.

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https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/niti-aayog-proposes-surveillance-platform-to-strengthen-indias-public-health-system/79719690
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