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  Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme

IDSP Background :
The Government of India is initiating a decentralized State based Integrated Disease Surveillance Project 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 Outbreak 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 programme and help allocate health resources more optimally. In Uttarakhand the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project was launched on 5th July 2005 with World Bank Assistance.


To establish a decentralized State based Surveillance system for communicable and non communicable diseases in the State, so that timely and effective public health action can be initiated in response to health challenges for communicable and non communicable diseases.


To improve the efficiency of the existing Surveillance activities of the disease control programme and facilitate sharing of relevant information with health administrations, community and other stakeholders so as to detect disease trends overtime & evaluate control strategies.

Duration: 2004-2010 – Completed.
: 2010-2012 – Restructuring & Extension.

Restructuring & Extension of IDSP

Major Objective :
– Early detection & response to disease outbreaks.

Major components :


Integration and Decentralization of Surveillance activities


Strengthening of Public Health Laboratories

Human Resource Development - Training of SSO, DSO, RRT, other medical and paramedical staff

Use of Information Technology for collection, collation, compilation, analysis & dissemination of data

Integration :

Sharing of surveillance information of disease control programmes

Developing effective partnership with health and non health sectors in surveillance

Including communicable and non communicable diseases in the surveillance system

Working with the private sector and non governmental organization

Bringing academic institutions and medical colleges into disease surveillance

Restructuring of IDSP

Establish a comprehensive Surveillance information system covering all the public and private hospital. IDSP will support public health Laboratory with the help of Epidemiologist, positioning of Epidemiologist at State Level and one each at district Level for ensuring on line data entry and analysis.

Built capacity to analysis and use Surveillance at all Level to identify communicable disease outbreak early.

Ensure that all Outbreaks will have investigation by Rapid Response Team supported by Laboratory confirmation.

The project is operational as follows

State and District surveillance units have been established and functioning.

District surveillance officers are in placed and looking after the project as an additional responsibility.

Three Contractual staff at district level has been appointed The Data Manager been appointed through IAP under NIC/NICSI.

EDUSAT equipments have been installed and functioning in 12 districts and 1 medical college in Haldwani.

Computers at each DSUs, Software & internet services are being used.

State and District public health laboratories had been made functional.

Two Priority Labs had been setup in Almora and Pauri Garhwal.

Private Sector involvements in reporting disease information ton.

Weekly ‘S’ ‘P’ and ‘L ’reports are received from reporting units. Analysis done by districts and state unit, feed back given and early warning signals(EWS) are generated, epidemics are detected and attended and investigation are being undertaken


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