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Karnataka to launch State Health Register, a first-of-its-kind in India

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In a first in India, Karnataka to launch Health RegisterKarnataka is all set to roll out the first of its kind in the country a “State Health Register” that will maintain the health records of all 6.5 crore citizens of the state.

  • This decision to launch the standardized health repository of citizens has been taken after the COVID-19 crisis which needed urgent focus on better healthcare for all. 
  • This decision has been taken after a meeting with medical experts from both government and private hospitals, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Implementation of the project- Data collection & private sector support

For the implementation of this futuristic project, the state government needs a robust and real-time public health data. In this regard, pilot project will be implemented in Chikkaballapur district, and Dakshina Kannada or Mangalore districts where door-to-door survey will be carried out by teams comprising Primary Health Centre officials, revenue officials, education department staff and ASHA (accredited social health activist) workers, who will collect exhaustive health data of every household.  

  • The data will help the government to provide better health care, with efficient resource allocation, management and better implementation of various citizen-centric schemes in the state.
  • Requirement: The project requires 50% partnership of private hospitals and technical support from the private sector to collate data, which will help us prioritise healthcare based on geography, demography and other targeted measures.

About Karnataka:
Chief Minister Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa
Medical Education Minister– Dr. Keshavareddy Sudhakar
Capital– Bengaluru
State Bird– Indian Roller
State Animal– Indian Elephant