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Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP)

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  • March 21, 2020
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Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Health & Governance

  • In News: All pneumonia patients must be notified to the IDSP so that they can be tested for COVID-19
  • IDSP is an initiative by the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs started in 2004 with the assistance of World Bank. 
  • Objective:
    • To strengthen/maintain decentralized laboratory based IT enabled disease surveillance system for epidemic prone diseases to monitor disease trends 
    • To detect and respond to outbreaks in early rising phase through trained Rapid Response Team (RRTs)
  • Programme Components
    • Integration and decentralization of surveillance activities through establishment of surveillance units at Centre, State and District level.
    • Human Resource Development – Training of State and District Surveillance Officers, Rapid Response Team and other Medical & Paramedical staff on principles of disease surveillance.
    • Use of ICT for collection, collation, compilation, analysis and dissemination of data.
    • Strengthening of public health laboratories.
    • Inter sectoral Co-ordination for zoonotic diseases

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