The state government is working on a project of big data analysis which will have a comprehensive database of disease’s outbreak. It will support proper analysis of any disease besides research for preventive measures. This was announced by CM Nitish Kumar on Thursday during the launch of second generation health reforms which he had declared in December last.
The CM also inaugurated a computerized system for operating physiotherapy centres, registration for outdoor patients’ department (OPD), medicine distribution and pathology diagnostics in all sadar hospitals across the state and an online information system portal.
He said the government, under the second generation health reforms, has made at least one primary health centre in all 534 blocks operational round-the-clock and facilities, including MRI and CT Scan, have been made available to patients on the model of public private partnership (PPP). “The state health department is also working on developing an in-house software, ‘Sanjeevani’, to make commercial health care services digitized,” he said.
He said physiotherapy units have been established in all district hospitals and patient welfare committees (PWC) will monitor the functioning of the units. “One physiotherapist and an occupational therapist will be posted in each of the units. PWC will give them Rs20,000 monthly along with 20% of the revenue generated by these services,” he said, adding that the patients will be charged a token money for these services.