|Integrated Disaese Surveillance Poject (IDSP)|
Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) was launched in India with World Bank assistance in November 2004 to detect and respond to disease outbreaks quickly. West Bengal is a phase-II state under IDSP and has been inducted in the program during April 2005. The Programme will be continued during 12th Plan as a Central Sector Scheme under NRHM.
Under the project weekly disease surveillance data on epidemic prone disease are being collected from reporting units such as sub centres, primary health centres, community health centres, hospitals including government and private sector hospitals and medical colleges. The data are being collected on ‘P’ probable; ‘L’ laboratory & ‘S’ syndromic formats using standard case definitions. There are 55 ‘P’ reporting units, 43 ‘L’ reporting units and 537 ‘S’ reporting units in Jalpaiguri district. The weekly data are analyzed by DSU for disease trends. Feedback is provided to the blocks for necessary action. Whenever there is rising trend of illnesses, it is investigated by the RRT to diagnose and control the outbreak. Infact, IDSP is intended to detect early warning signals of impending outbreaks and help to initiate an effective response in a timely manner. A network has been established with the referral Laboratories for sample testing especially during outbreak. Portal entry of weekly data is being done at District Surveillance Unit regularly. Training is being conducted from time to time for the health personnel those who are involved with reporting.