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GIS IN INDIAN HEALTHCARE

Updated: Apr 25

Geographic Information Systems(GIS) are expected to facilitate the effective implementation of government programs such as Ayushman Bharat and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan. To establish health and wellness centers in underserved areas, GIS can help identify the locations that are underserved and track the effectiveness of various initiatives, including child immunizations, management, control, and preemptive measures against vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue.


SOME SUCCSSFUL HEALTH GIS PROGRAMMES IN INDIA

HEALTH GIS is being explored by many development agencies and government institutions in India. The Malaria Research Centre, New Delhi (www.malaria-tn.org), the Vector Control Research Centre, Pondicherry, UNICEF, WHO's leprosy, tuberculosis, malaria, and pulse polio programs (www.whosea.org), DANPCB (Danida-assisted Blindness Control Programme), HIV/AIDS programs in TN, Orissa and MP, to name a few.

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