On June 12, 2020, Shri Rajesh Bhushan, the officer on Special Duty of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal Aarogyapath (https://www.aarogyapath.in) to provide real-time availability of critical healthcare supplies with the involvement of manufacturers, suppliers and customers.
- The portal, developed by CSIR team led by Dr Anjan Ray (Director of CSIR-IIP(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research -Indian Institute of Petroleum DehraDun, Uttarakhand) in partnership with Sarvodaya Infotech and institutional users, will address the national needs in the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic scenario as well as the future normal scenarios.
Involvement of manufacturers, suppliers & customers:
- This public platform will help customers in tackling a stock of issues such as dependence on limited suppliers, time-consuming processes to identify good quality products, limited access to suppliers who can supply standardized products at affordable prices within a time period, lack of awareness about the latest product launches, etc.
- Further this platform will help manufacturers & suppliers to bridge the gap
between them and key demand centers like nearby pathological laboratories, medical stores, hospitals, etc and to last reach of customers through their wide network.
- It will also support business expansion, create awareness about the demand for newage technologies & will reduce wastage of resources due to inefficient forecasting and excess manufacturing.
i.DG CSIR, Dr Shekhar C. Mande. Shri Sudhir Garg Joint Secretary, Ministry of MSME and Dr. Vijay Chauthiawale Pharma Sector Expert were present during the occasion.
About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Harsh Vardhan