Karnataka Launches Pilot ‘State Health Register’ To Gather Health Insights And Provide Better Services
- The Karnataka state government announced that it will soon launch a state health registry of all the residents to monitor the spread of novel coronavirus, as the state prepares for lockdown relaxations in the coming days.
- The State Health Register is believed to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, a robust and standardized health repository of all the citizens, Karnataka’s Medical Education Minister K.Sudhakar said. The project will be first implemented in Chikkaballapur district on an experimental basis, he informed.
- Sudhakar said enhanced healthcare focus is imperative and the state government is committed to provide world-class services everybody in the state.
- “Covid experience has demonstrated the necessity of having a robust real-time public health data and therefore, there is a need to maintain a repository of health data of each and every citizen,”
- Primary health centre staff, Revenue and Education Department official and Asha workers will be deployed to execute the health survey of all 6.5 crore people in the state.
- “They will visit each household and collect health data of all the members of the family. This will not only help the government to provide better health care, but will also help efficient resource allocation, management and better implementation of various citizen centric schemes in the state,”
- The project will be executed in partnership with private hospitals.
- Karnataka is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines. The capital, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is a high-tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife. To the southwest, Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace, former seat of the region’s maharajas. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables and a stone chariot.
- Capital – Bengaluru
- Chief Minister – B. S. Yediyurappa
- Governor – Vajubhai Vala
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