Disease surveillance system in India and how it can help combat diseases

 

Disease Surveillance is an important tool today with the advent of new and fast spreading diseases. In some healthcare systems, it is used not only to check the spread of the infectious diseases but also to monitor communicable diseases. India has had a disease surveillance system in place since 2004 and systematically the disease data at the district level has been collected for states and collated at state and then national level to five us an idea of disease patterns in the region.

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