Harsh Vardhan to hold meeting with health ministers of 11 states tmrw

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Health Ministry
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi (NVI): The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will tomorrow hold a meeting with health ministers of 11 states and Union Territories, witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, to review the situation.

The minister will hold meeting with states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan.

According to the health ministry data, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have shown a steep rise in daily COVID cases, accounting for 81.90 per cent of the over 1 lakh infections reported in a day.

Meanwhile, Vardhan today virtually launched the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP).

The Integrated Health Information Platform is the next generation highly refined version of the presently used Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).

The virtual event was attended by Health Ministers of various States including Balbir Singh Sidhu (Punjab), Alexander Laloo Hek (Meghalaya), Dr K Sudhakar (Karnataka), Dr Prabhuram Choudhary (Madhya Pradesh), Jai Pratap Singh (Uttar Pradesh), Etela Rajendra (Telangana), T. S. Singh Deo (Chhattisgarh), Dr R. Lalthangliana (Mizoram), and S. Pangnyu Phom (Nagaland).

Vardhan stated that IHIP will provide health information system developed for real time, case-based information, integrated analytics, advanced visualization capability.

“It will provide analyzed reports on mobile or other electronic devices. In addition, outbreak investigation activities can be initiated and monitored electronically,” the minister said.

He further stated that IHIP can easily be integrated with other ongoing surveillance program, while having the feature of addition of special surveillance modules.