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Library Orientation - Healthcare

Government Resources on Healthcare

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Department of Health Research

The aim of the DHR is to bring modern health technologies to the people through research and innovations related to diagnosis, treatment methods and vaccines for prevention; to translate them into products and processes and, in synergy with concerned organizations, introduce these innovations into public health system. This will provide statistics, annual report, acts & Circulars.

National Health Portal

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has set up the National Health Portal in pursuance to the decisions of the National Knowledge Commission, to provide healthcare related information to the citizens of India and to serve as a single point of access for consolidated health information. The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) has established Centre for Health Informatics to be the secretariat for managing the activities of the National Health Portal.

Health Statistics Information Portal

This portal will be your gateway to a wealth of information regarding the Health Indicators of India. The information available on this portal is being compiled from Health Management Information System (HMIS) and other varied information sources such as National Family Health Survey (NFHS), District Level Household Survey (DLHS), Census, SRS and performance statistics.

Central Government Health Scheme

For the last six decades Central Government Health Scheme is providing comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees and pensioners enrolled under the scheme. In fact CGHS caters to the healthcare needs of eligible beneficiaries covering all four pillars of democratic set up in India namely Legislature, Judiciary, Executive and Press. CGHS is the model Health care facility provider for Central Government employees & Pensioners and is unique of its kind due to the large volume of beneficiary base, and open ended generous approach of providing health care.

National Health Mission

Outcomes for NHM in the 12th Plan are synonymous with those of the 12th Plan, and are part of the overall vision. The endeavor would be to ensure achievement of those indicators in Box 1. Specific goals for the states will be based on existing levels, capacity and context. State specific innovations would be encouraged. Process and outcome indicators will be developed to reflect equity, quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Targets for communicable and non-communicable disease will be set at state level based on local epidemiological patterns and taking into account the financing available for each of these conditions.

Allied and Healthcare Professional Database

In the past decade, a fundamental shift has occurred in healthcare delivery, largely due to advances in science and technology. There is now more recognition, than at any time in the past, that health service delivery is a team effort, drawing upon the expertise of doctors, nurses as well as allied and healthcare professionals.Better appreciation and utilization of the whole range of skills possessed by these professionals – collectively termed as Allied and Health Professionals (A&HPs) – is the key to health-sector reforms in India, especially given the shortage of doctors and nurses in semi-urban and rural areas of the country.

Online Oncology Tutorial Series

This online CME program is particularly attractive, as its very cost effective, interactive, non-time bound and can be accessed easily from anywhere with internet. It provides the doctors and physicians with an opportunity to upgrade their knowledge, improve competency, reduce medical negligence, and achieve better patient outcomes.

Directorate General of Health Services

The Directorate General of Health Services (Dte.GHS) is a repository of technical knowledge concerning Public Health, Medical Education and Health Care. It is an attached organisation of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The Dte.GHS is headed by Director General of Health Services (DGHS), an officer of Central Health Services, who renders technical advice on all medical and public health matters to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Directorate co-ordinates with the Health Directorates of all States/UTs for implementation of various National Health Programmes through its Regional Offices of Health and Family Welfare. The Dte.GHS oversees the functioning of Central Government Hospitals and their management. It also addresses health concerns of the people through its Subordinate Offices/Institutes spread all over the country.

Tuberculosis Control-India (TBC-India)

TB is one of the most ancient diseases. It has been referred to in the Vedas and Ayurvedic Samhitas. In India, the first open air sanatorium for treatment and isolation of TB patients was founded in 1906 in Tiluania, near Ajmer, followed by one in Almora two years later. In 1909, the first non-missionary sanatorium was built near Shimla. Upon the earlier work done by Dr Louis Hart from 1908, the United Mission Tuberculosis Sanatorium (UMTS) was built in 1912 at Madanapalle, south India. Dr Frimodt Moller the first Medical Superintendent played a large role in India’s fight against TB through the training of TB workers, conducting TB surveys (1939) and introduction of BCG vaccination (1948). In addition, the first TB dispensary was opened in Bombay in 1917, followed by another in Madras. Soon anti-TB societies were formed in Lucknow and Ajmer.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.

PMSSY has two components: 
(i) Setting up of AIIMS like Institutions 
(ii) Upgradation of Government Medical College Institutions.

MIS for National Health Policy Framework 2017