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National Surveillance Programme for Communicable Diseases (NSPCD) 

The programme is for Strengthening the disease surveillance capacity to respond to emerging & reemerging infectious diseases. The activity was initiated in the year 1997-98 under NSPCD (GOI). Three Districts viz, Satara, Dhule and Sindhudurg were selected, Joint Director Health Service (Health), monitors the programme activities.

  1. Training of staff
  2. Outbreak Investigation.
  3. Strengthening of Surveillance System
  4. Improving Communication
  5. Epidemic Control Analysis
  6. Laboratory Strengthening


Strengthening in the remaining Districts of the State will be done in phase manner.


Objectives:

  • To develop skilled manpower.
  • To strengthen surveillance activities for early detection.
  • To strengthen laboratory support.
  • To institute a network of effective communication link between district and state level.


Inputs:

  • Training of Government Medical and Paramedical personnel in
  • Identification of early warning signals.
  • Standard case definitions.
  • Early diagnosis and prompt treatment.
  • Analysis and interpretation of the data for taking action.
  • Monitoring of completeness, timeliness and regularity of reporting at each level through MIS.
  • Epidemic Control Analysis.
  • Implementation of Epidemic Action Plan.
  • Incorporation of information technology at State and District Level.

Progress Under NSPCD:

Disease Surveillance Cells are established at State and 3 District Head Quarters and well equipped with electronic facilities.

Rapid Response Teams (RRT) were trained at NICD, Delhi and State. Out Break investigation is done by RRT members regularly.

Training of Medical and Paramedical Personnel was conducted by State and District RRT members to ensure quality.

Epidemic Control Analysis 1999-2000 has shown improvement in Reporting and reduction in Case Fatality Rate.

Epidemic Action Plan implementation is done throughout the year.

Public Health Laboratories strengthened at State & district level.

IEC activities are carried out.

District Beed is identified for strengthening in the current year.


Progress under Maharashtra Health System Development Project:

Rapid Response Teams of Ten Districts were trained by State RRT members and Public Health Experts from National Institute of Virology and B. J. Medical College, Pune. The training was completed by December 2000.

Rapid Response Teams of additional Ten Districts were trained by State RRT members and Public Health Experts form the Department plus experts from National Institute of Virology and B. J. Medical college, Pune.

Training of Medical and Paramedical Personnel will be conducted by State and District RRT members at DTC between October-December 02.

Training for Laboratory technicians was organized at NIV, Pune.

District Disease Surveillance Cells with modern electronic facilities, like Computers, Fax and Modem will be established.
  • To strengthen Management Information System.
  • Printed formats and registers will be provided for regular and uniform reporting.
  • Laboratory Strengthening will be done by providing modern diagnostic facilities.
    IEC activities will be strengthened.



 

 

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