Tata Trusts Current Affairs - 2019
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Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology solution for healthcare program
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has recently exchanged MoUs with Tata Trusts and Dell to provide technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
NCD IT solution platform
NCD IT solution covers program-level data for screening, diagnosis, treatment, referral and follow-up activities of NCDs with aim to connect health workers, doctors and decision-makers in single, integrated platform. It will provide health records for citizens, mobile applications for health workers, web portal for medical officers and dashboards for health officials.
It is aimed at bringing healthcare technology transformation in Comprehensive Primary Health Care NCD program under Ayushman Bharat. Through implementation of this IT platform, it will be possible to track health trends across the country.
It will help to bring quality health services at door step to enable increased productivity for health workers and doctors and to facilitate monitoring of delivery of services by state and district administrators. It is hosted on Government Data Center and managed by Centre for Health Informatics, MoHFW.
NCD screening program
NCD screening program addresses Hypertension, Diabetes, Oral, Breast and Cervical cancers. It covers all men and women over age of 30 years. The program is one of modules in Ayushman Bharat’s Comprehensive Primary Healthcare (CPHC) Initiative, currently being deployed in about 200 districts across the country.
Tata Trusts has signed MoU with Government to provide development support in eight worst Naxal-affected districts in Chhattisgarh. These eight worst Naxal-affected districts are covered under Transformation of aspirational districts Programme of NITI Aayog.
The eight worst Naxal-hit districts chosen for programme and will be helped by Tata Trusts are Kanker, Rajnandgaon, Bijapur, Bastar, Kondagaon, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma. Tata Trusts will provide government technical and human resource assistance to Government to special development programme. It will help government in conducting surveys and providing ground level and technical support in raising living standards of citizens and ensuring inclusive growth for all.
Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme
NITI Aayog had launched this programme in January 2017 with an aim to quickly and effectively transform some of most underdeveloped districts of the country. Over 100 districts from across the country were chosen to implement ambitious programme.
The programme envisages rapid development of selected districts on basis of composite index based on health and nutrition, education, financial inclusion, skill development, agriculture and water resources and basic infrastructure. It focuses closely on improving people’s ability to participate fully in burgeoning economy. It seeks to bring these indicators in selected districts at par with the better performing districts in the country.