Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP)

Goal :

To detect early warning signals of impending outbreak and action oriented effective response & control measures in a timely manner.

Situational Analysis :

  • Out of total Government health facilities 85% of institution reporting weekly of IDSP.

  • Few private institutions of district also providing information on weekly basis.

  • Mobile phone distributed through NRHM to ANM also helping for prompt reporting of outbreak.

  • Rapid Response Team is formed at district headquarter which comprises Nodal Officer, Epidemiologist, Pathologist, Physician and Pediatrician.

  • Three CHC and Doon Hospital labs were upgraded for surveillance activities.

  • EDUSAT was also established at DHQ and functioning properly for information transformation.

  • H1N1 screening centre functioning at the district hospital with trained manpower. Laboratory confirmation is being done at the NICD Delhi.

  • The epidemiologist is posted at the district IDSP unit for better surveillance.

Objectives :

  • 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.

  • To establish a decentralized District based Surveillance system for communicable and non communicable diseases in the District, 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.

  • Accreditation of a private laboratory in the district for H1N1 testing& other communicable diseases.

Strategies :

  • Regular monitoring from district to block level and block to Sub Centre level.

  • Organization of workshops for sensitization of ASHAs & ANMs regarding prompt reporting of cases.

  •  To develop the system of online report receiving from peripheral units to headquarter.

Activities :

  • Supply of reagent to District Hospital and CHC labs.

  • Information Technology and communication

  • Use of EDUSAT for networking system with state and national level.

  • Computer Hardware & Office Equipments

  • Software for Surveillance

  • Strengthening reporting system through different health facilities.

  • Electronic transformation of data /information to save time and paperwork.

  • Consultant/Contract Staff honorarium

  • Use of IDSP manpower for information collection, compilation analysis of disease pattern of district.

  • Organizing orientation workshop for sensitization health worker regarding prompt reporting of cases.

  • Sensitization to educational institutions regarding H1N1.

  • IEC: Printing of SPL formats. Designing and distribution of IEC material for general mass awareness.

  • Organizing quarterly review meeting at district level for sharing of progress with all stakeholders.

  • Decentralization of Surveillance activities

  • Peripheral Surveillance Units –level -2 and Level 3 MCH Care Centers

  • District Surveillance Units

Monitoring & Evaluation :

District Surveillance Officer/epidemiologist shall monitor overall surveillance activities in the district.

Block Nodal Officers shall monitor surveillance activities at sub centre level and report about the same to DSU. RRT shall visit the area in case any epidemic is reported.