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NITI Aayog’s Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India

  Dec 25, 2020

NITI Aayog’s Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India

Q. Why is this in news? 

Q. What is this document about? 

Q. What are its main features?

  1. It strengthen non-communicable disease prevention, detection, control and to reduce out of pocket expenses of individuals and families.
  2. It builds on initiatives such as the Integrated Health Information Platform of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program.
  3. It aligns with the citizen-centricity highlighted in the National Health Policy 2017 and the National Digital Health Blueprint.
    It encourages the use of mobile and digital platforms and point of care devices and diagnostics for amalgamation of data capture and analyses.
  4. It highlights the importance of capitalizing on initiatives such as the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act 2010 to enhance private sector involvement in surveillance.
  5. It points out the importance of a cohesive and coordinated effort of apex institutions including the National Centre for Disease Control, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and others.

Q. What is its objectives?

  1. To make India’s PHS system more responsive and predictive to enhance preparedness for action at all levels.
  2. To make it more citizen-friendly to ensure individual privacy and confidentiality, enabled with a client feedback mechanism.
  3. To improve data-sharing mechanisms between Centre and states for better disease detection, prevention, and control.
  4. To provide regional and global leadership in managing events that constitute a public health emergency of international concern.

Q. What are some of suggestions according to the document?