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.
- 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