Integrated Disease Surveillance Project
The UT-Chandigarh has been selected to implement the pilot project of IDSP under the Phase – II states. IDSP was launched in Chandigarh in 5th April, 2006. The basic purpose of the implementation of IDSP is to detect early warning signals impending outbreaks. The main objectives of the project are as under:
To establish a decentralized state based system of surveillance for communicable and non-communicable diseases, so that timely and effective public health actions can be initiated in response to health challenges in the country at the state and national level.
To improve the efficiency of the existing surveillance activities of disease control programs.
To establish a public Health Laboratories.
To provide a secure online data management system.
CONTACT DETAIL OF PROGRAMME OFFICER
Dr. Upendrajeet Singh Gill
Assistant Director Malaria cum State Surveillance Officer IDSP,
Address:4th Floor, Additional Deluxe Building , Sector 9D, Chandigarh
E-Mail Address: idsp[dot]chandigarh[at]yahoo[dot]com
The following Activities are being carried out by the Department:
Weekly Disease Surveillance Report
The State Surveillance Unit Chandigarh submitted weekly surveillance report to Govt. of India after carrying the necessary analysis of these reports. The reports are also being submitted online by State Head Quarter through http://idsp.nic.in.
Early Warning Signals & Outbreak
On the basis of Weekly reports timely early warning signals and Outbreaks for the diseases are also being reported to Govt. of India. The line listing of positive cases are investigated and necessary remedial measures are taken to control the spread of the disease. Concerned officials and administration is also made aware about the outbreak for necessary actions.
Toll free No 1075
A toll free No. 1075 has been made functional for general Public to inform about any type of epidemic outbreak and other relevant information in respect of Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases to Govt. of India.
(Non Functional over a year as NIC supporting the services discontinued, however alternatives for this services are being explored by CSU, New Delhi)
“However during Bird Flu and Swine Flu Outbreaks a local helpline number – 7837318503 was designated”
IEC/ BCC Activities
Regular IEC/ BCC activities are being carried out for Prevention and Control of Communicable & Non Communicable Diseases like Swine Flu, Cholera, Dengue etc by the IDSP unit of Chandigarh. Banners, Pamphlets and other IEC materials is being distributed among the general pubic for creating awareness.
As per instructions of Govt. of India the State Surveillance Unit, UT Chandigarh has established the three sites for EDUSAT Network-
State Surveillance Unit, Chandigarh
GMCH, Sector-32, Chandigarh (Without Broadband connection)
PGIMER. Sector-12, Chandigarh.
The video conferencing are being held among SSU and CSU, NCDC, New Delhi on regular basis.
District Priority lab at Civil Hospital Manimajra
Civil Hospital –Manimajra has been selected for establishment of one of the 50 model labs in India and has been designated as the district priority lab in Chandigarh and is fully functional.
Prevention and control of Swine Flu in Chandigarh(Total 22 cases including 7 deaths from UT-Chandigarh)
Effective steps were undertaken for Prevention and Control of Swine Flu in Chandigarh. As per guidelines of Govt. of India, 3 Isolation wards were constituted and established, one in each in:
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Sector 12, Chandigarh.
Govt. Medical College & Hospital Sector -32, Chandigarh
Govt. Multispecialty Hospital Sector-16, Chandigarh.
Prevention and control of Ebola Virus
Guidelines regarding prevention and control of Ebola Virus received from Govt. of India were further transmitted to all Health authorities/ facilities for taking timely action as per guidelines.
Prevention and control of Bird Flu
An outbreak of Avian Influenza was reported in UT-Chandigarh during mid of December 2014. A team from Govt. of India monitored the situation for 10 days by collecting house to house survey within 0-3 Kms. The current position for Bird Flu in UT-Chandigarh has been declared under Control by UT-Administration and Govt of India.