The Government of India has initiated a decentralized, state based Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) in the country in response to a long felt need expressed by various expert committees.
The project would be able to detect early warning signals of impending outbreaks and help initiate an effective response in a timely manner. It is also expected to provide essential data to monitor progress of on-going disease control programs.
Goa has commenced the implementation of the project from 1st of April 2005. IDSP has replaced the NSPCD (National Surveillance Programme for Communicable Diseases), which was operational in the state since 1999.
The project development objective is to improve the information available to the government health services and private health care providers on a set of high-priority diseases and risk factors, with a view to improving the on-the-ground responses to such diseases and risk factors.
Diseases and Conditions under Surveillance
Functions and duties out by the Department
IDSP is a district based surveillance programme intended to detect early warnings signals of impending outbreaks and help initiate an effective response in a timely manner. It also provides trends of on going diseases in the state.
IDSP maintains the weekly surveillance data of the Syndromic, probable cases and Lab confirmed cases of Communicable diseases for the particular week. This data is analyzed on weekly basis at District, State and Central level and feedback is given to peripheral Health units as and when required.
IDSP sends weekly online Report to Central Surveillance Unit, Delhi every Thursday on IDSP portal. The Laboratory Report from the Department of Microbiology, Goa Medical College and District Priority laboratory, Hospicio Hospital are reported to the CSU every week.
IDSP regularly sends weekly outbreak report to the Central Surveillance Unit, Delhi.
IDSP also prepares monthly report on the surveillance data to be presented at the monthly meeting.
IDSP monitors H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) situation in the state and conducts the surveillance and containment measures through all the peripheral Units. Throat Swabs Suspected cases of H1N1 are sent to NCDC-Delhi for testing.
IDSP monitors Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in the state.
Training of Medical Officer, Pharmacists & Nurses are conducted under IDSP.
Under IDSP two rapid Response Teams are been identified, one for each dist.
http://idsp.nic.in – IDSP Portal
http://www.nicd.nic.in – NCDC Portal
http://www.niv[dot]co.in – NIV Pune
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