The Government has taken a number of steps for tracing/tracking of patients with corona and other infectious diseases in the country, as given below :-
Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme(IDSP) :- Under IDSP, Surveillance units have been established in all States and District Headquarters and are reporting weekly data on epidemic-prone diseases. The data is collected to monitor disease trends and to detect and respond to outbreaks in the early rising phase through trained Rapid Response Teams (RRTs). The IDSP has also been geared up in connection with Covid-19 to track and follow up passengers coming from various countries like China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.
AarogyaSetu App is an app developed by the Ministry of Electronics and IT for Covid-19 contact tracing, symptoms mapping and self-assessment. It also helps in the identification of Covid-19 clusters.
COWIN App is a digital platform developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to help agencies keep a track of the Covid-19 vaccination programme and allowing Indian citizens to apply for a Covid-19 vaccine shot.
Covid-India Portal& Testing Portaldeveloped by Ministry of Health & FW for collecting state-specific data pertaining to various aspects of Covid-19 management such as a number of cases, infrastructure availability testing, etc.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh. Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha.
The IDSP is implemented under the National Health Mission in all states/UTs with the objective to detect and respond to disease outbreaks due to epidemic-prone diseases. To prevent the spread of such outbreaks, under IDSPStates/UTs are provided with additional manpower, training of identified Rapid Response Team (RRT)members for outbreak investigations, strengthening of laboratories for detection of epidemic-prone diseases, equipment for data entry, analysis and data transfer.
Further, the health awareness media campaigns from the central level by this Ministry are released through the Bureau of Outreach and Communication, Doordarshan, All India Radio, etc. The details of expenditure incurred during last five years by this ministry under SwasthaNagrikAbhiyan (SNA) are as under :-
(Rs. in crore)